Last Sunday I was super psyched over my MS progress but hit a wall with what I wanted to happen next in a scene. It was a fresh scene that I was adding in but hadn’t thought about so I was content to let my fingers do the thinking. This tactic usually works for me. The beginning inevitably sucks but it usually leads into something that’s good or at least passable for the time-being.
Unfortunately, while I made passable progress that I thought I could do something with later, I ran out of steam and lost the thread. Considering the excellent progress I had made, I wasn’t bothered by it. A night of rest would refresh my brain and it would come as it generally did.
Not so. I thought, “Okay, take the day off. It’s not a big deal. You can focus on reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth.”
(I put up a semi-review about it on Goodreads.com. I picked up the book because it was one of my library’s book club favorites and because the title looked interesting. I can’t imagine why it was a favorite and I do not recommend it unless you enjoy reading the same mental quandaries over and over and over again. For being written in 1st person, it doesn’t give a whole lot of emotion either. That being said, it did have its exciting parts – or I would never have finished reading it – and I did cry once or twice.)
An entire week has passed without a single word being written.
Why? Because a friend of mine came back from her vacation in Greece and she had oodles of pictures to show everyone on Tuesday.
The pictures were like a slap in the face. A slap to my brain actually. It opened my eyes to what my MS was lacking. I had been searching for something in it but didn’t know what. Honestly, I didn’t even know I was searching but when I saw these pictures I knew I had been searching and I knew what for.
This last week I’ve read until my eyeballs wanted to explode and I’ve scoured the internet in search of this:
Solid gold! I have lots more pictures like these now that make my imagination whirl.
I can’t remember where I found all these photos. I used Images on Google for the water photos and some real estate sites for the villas.
I also started up a Flowers board on Pinterest for pictures of the Greek flowers I found.
I still don’t know how I’m going to finish the scene I’m stuck on but I no longer care about that. I’m currently thinking how I can change the first couple chapters to add in detail about the house Sophy’s in.
I have one week to get as much done as I can for my appointment with Andrea Hurst. I’m stressing now. I was full of confidence before but now I’m full of doubt.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I totally want to go to Greece now.