Writing Blockage and a house big enough to move in

12 Nov


Well it’s week two of nanowrimo and I’ve hit a writing block that won’t budge.

Sadly, it hit with the short story i’m writing for a completely different project too..

Let me explain, I am working on a novel set in the 1890s for nanowrimo. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s the reason so many people are chugging coffee and other caffeine stimulants and typing until their fingers are permanently curved. For the month of November, the goal is to write a novel (50,000 words) – the website breaks it down for you to see your stats along the way and you can connect with other writers around the world. This is the second year I have done it and am hoping to do better this year than last!

Along with that, I have joined a creative group online with some friends – old and new –  that requires having a project to put up every two weeks. I am doing a series of short stories, each on the same event but from different perspectives. What’s been fun about that is that my dad wrote a short story a while back and shared it with me, asking if i wanted to add to it. Well, I have decided to take off his story and work from that. It’s more of a futuristic story – the complete opposite of my novel! – and I’ve never done anything futurisic.

Did I mention that we just moved too? Getting settled has been a bit crazy and fun…..well, sort of. ‘Most every day you can hear one of us (excluding the dog of course) say something about how big the house is. Or how nice it is. Or how quiet the neighborhood is. Gives you an idea of how ‘great’ it was at our old place, doesn’t it? Of course, we also moved about three hours away, so we are looking forward to going back and visiting everyone in a few weeks. I will take photos as soon as the house looks nice enough to… which should be soon, really because it’s pretty bare and when stuff is still in boxes how messy can it get, really?

….. and I just found my dog getting into the garbage. Argh. Went over to take a cute photo of her begging to come in and…well, if you have a dog, you can picture it.

anyway, continuing on – I am wanting to get back into the swing of things here on SGL, but with so much writing needing doing in the next few weeks, it might be a bit sporadic, so bear with me – i do have great post ideas though! Even a gift-giving guide formulating in my slightly-functioning-brain.

If you have anything you want me to blog about or advice for getting over this writer’s block, I’d love to hear it!


6 Responses to “Writing Blockage and a house big enough to move in”

  1. Daisy @ Simplicity Relished November 12, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    Sounds like there’s a TON going on… and I’m so impressed that you’re writing a historical novel! When I experience writers block I tend to try something new in order to get inspired– whether it’s a new outfit, new recipe or going to a part of town I’ve not been to before! Good luck 🙂


    • booksnbakery November 12, 2014 at 10:25 am #

      thanks for the advice – i just might try it! Of course, it’ll most likely be a recipe! hehe.


  2. bonnie stoltzfoos November 12, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Hi Laura!
    What a great post. Nanowrimo sounds so neat! I’m not familiar with it at all but recently heard someone sort of mention it in passing and I was intrigued! 🙂 congrats on your new house!! So fun. Hope everything comes together well and that you find plenty of time and inspiration to write.. its so clear you’re gifted in it!


    • booksnbakery November 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

      Thanks bonnie! i’m avoiding writing right now by seeing if i can unpack any decorations. . . heh. really should sit down and give it a go today though!


  3. Genevieve November 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Good luck on the writing!! I didn’t know your dad wrote too. That’s awesome!
    Can’t wait to see pictures of the house. 🙂


    • booksnbakery November 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

      he writes once in a very great while, but i think he’s good at it! i know, i know, i keep meaning to take pictures and then another day goes by that i didn’t.


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