So I am three quarters of the way through writing my latest book, Taken by the Highland Wolf, and I feel like things are coming along quite well. You know, until I have those moments of blind panic. Of course any writer can tell you that the feeling of zen you get when things are going well basically goes up in smoke at the first hint of writer’s block. That’s when the hyperventilating sets in.
The other night I was chatting with my good friend Amri Ackers about starting new projects. The excitement, the hope, the abject terror. All you can do is try to write the best story you can and then send your sweet baby off into the world, praying the whole time that people will want to be its friend.
I came across this gif and it pretty much completely sums up the emotional roller coaster that happens with every new book idea when you sit down to write it.
The real trick is figuring out how to get that voice to shut up long enough for you to get the story written. I’d like to believe the day will come when I will have learned how to silence that voice once and for all. But until that day comes, it’s all about forging ahead.
For the last three weeks my entire writing career can be summed up with a single meme…
This is just a really great song. I’m really trying to listen to more Janelle Monae because she is so unbelievably talented. I’ve been listening to a lot of soul music lately and this one is just so smooth.
Janelle Monae (feat. Miguel) – Primetime
I love this song. It’s super simple and I was listening to it after I got some amazing news and was drinking wine, so strangely enough the song felt kind of… happy to me when I first heard it. Which I have to admit must have been due to circumstances above all. But I still want to share it with you.
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Well, it’s finally happened. My charging cord is so far gone that my tablet is basically a $700 paper weight. For those of you that don’t know I do all of my writing on an Asus Transformer Infinity, and he is one sexy beast. Sleek, light weight, and the keyboard dock means that I can write for 10 hours straight on it of I’m so inclined because it is SO comfortable. AND the charge actually lasts that long.
On the OTHER hand. Asus decided that the perfect match for this beautiful piece of tech is a stupid cheap charging cord that now no longer charges my tablet. My sweet sweet tablet that I do so much work on. So thanks Asus. Thanks a lot.
Now you’re probably wondering, what the big deal is here. Why not just go out and buy another cord? Well first of all because of the proprietary connector it means that I have to order a new cord directly from Asus which will take FOREVER, and will still just be a stupid, cheap, die at any moment cord. And secondly, because the no name brand cords that you can buy on Amazon tend to not work! The tablet needs a super high charge and most of the no name chargers can’t handle it.
After a ton of research (aka reading 50 thousand Amazon reviews) I finally settled on 2 different cords to order. They should get here in a few days and I’m praying that they will do the trick.
In case you’re wondering, I’m writing this post from the WordPress app on my iPhone. Thank goodness for an easy blog posting back up solution! But it will be really nice to get back to working on my tablet again.