Eildon Rhymer (rhymer23) wrote,
Eildon Rhymer

Writing. Or, rather, no writing

I've not written anything for a week. I know that this doesn't sound like much, but this is unheard of for me. In the last two years, I don't think I've ever gone this long without writing something, except when I've been away. It's not as if I don't have ideas, I just don't seem to feel like sitting down to write them. Partly it's because my new computer (plagued with problems since I got it) is finally working okay, which means that I've been playing Baldur's Gate 2 again (I modded it so much on my old computer that it broke), and I've been rather obsessed, despite the fact that I've played it at least half a dozen times before. (Certain things in the games are giving me story ideas, though - mind flayers, for one.)

Partly, though, I think it's because of my gen ficathon story. Looking back on past occasions when I've struggled to write, I think that they've usually come just after I've written a ficathon story - i.e. a story that won't be posted for a while after I write it. I think it's because the story doesn't feel properly finished until it's been released into the wild, and my muse persists on thinking of it as the active story, even if it's completely finished.

Oh well... I've played BG2 all day today, and am working tomorrow, and I want to do some touristy things or country walking (weather permitting) on Sunday and Monday, but do hope I can at least start a story. The start is always the hardest part.

(Actually, I have written something, and I suppose I ought to post the link here, since this is my writing journal, after all. It's not fanfic, though. You see, I did a post on mnemonics over on my other LJ, which led someone to tell me that modern scientists had banished indigo from the spectrum. Poor indigo! I thought. I wonder how he's coping with this shame.. Not well, it seems. Princess Bride quotes, a downgraded planet and some runaway Imperial measurements somehow got caught up in it, too.)
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