From The Writing Cave


July 13, 2021

There are times when I am writing that I become bored. There I said it. I get bored with writing my own books. It’s not that the story is boring. It’s that I have to write down the details so the reader can see the picture I see in my head. It can be so frustrating. I want to be able to download my thoughts into the computer and have it write the story. Okay, not really, but you get the idea.

So when I find myself with the urge to write blah blah blah across the page, I have to stop and remind myself why I write. What would happen if I didn’t write? I can tell you right now, I would drive myself crazy with the stories that are always happening in my head.

A few years ago, I realized not everyone creates stories in their heads while they are doing tedious tasks like washing dishes or folding laundry. I assumed the world functioned like I do. We’re all out there folding away and thinking about how a character might steal a secret from a computer or the best way for another character to kill an annoying neighbor.

I see my characters and stories in my head like a film. I am constantly rewinding and creating new scenes. It keeps me occupied and amused. Those images I see are what I write on the page. I only wish you could see the “film” version. It’s much better than what I manage to get on the page, but such is life.

Anyway, when the blahs kick in, I remind myself that it’s only temporary, and as soon as I finish writing the detail of the scene, I can get back to the good stuff. That thought usually works. Well, that and I often blow something up or kill someone in the next scene. So much fun! But all this leads me to a question.

What do you think about all day?