I was totally stuck earlier just staring blankly at my computer screen knowing I needed to write but having absolutely no idea what to write. I knew where the story was going, what was going to happen in this chapter, how it would lead into the next, but I had no idea how to get it there. Then I remembered this advice I read on one of my favorite authors blog (I can't remember whose but I think it was Marissa Meyer) anyways, it was about how when you get stuck you should take a blank piece of paper and write down every single idea that you can think of to get the story where it needs to go, from probable to completely crazy and humorous, and just keep going until you find something that will work and you get inspired once more, and I've actually used this method a couple of times and so I thought, why not? But a strange thing happened, I got it all set up on a piece of paper wrote down point A and point B and was all ready to jot down ever random idea that came to mind to get from point A to B and instead I wound up writing the whole chapter without any brain storming, it's like the second my pen touched the paper it knew what to write before my brain could catch up and honestly I think it's some of my best and most descriptive writing ever, which probably isn't saying much mind you, but still. It's like all I needed was to get a way from the computer screen and put pen to paper, literally.
My question is, has this ever happened to you? You'll be completely stuck and then just by moving to a different way of writing or a different place to write you write it like it's the most easy and natural thing in the world, without even realizing you're doing it? Like just by trying to do something else it opens your mind and right away subconsciously you know what to do in this scene, and you write it in ten minutes after having sat in front of the computer stumped for an hour?
The word count goal for today is 21,666 words and I'm at about 17,000 (I've been catching up on Vampire Diaries and I mean that shits addicting!) but I am slowly catching up and it's early still I have many hours of writing ahead of me for today. What's your word count like, are you ahead or behind? Let me know in the comments. =)
Song Of The Moment - Gotta Be Somebody by Nickelback