Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Drawing a blank
I want to write. But I have no ideas at the moment. I don't know where to go next on my WIP, and I don't really have any short story ideas (for once). I'm going to blame my crappy day. So instead of writing, I'm going to knit. Well, crochet. I have a pattern (ish) to follow, so I know what's ahead. I suppose, if I ever managed to outline, I would have a pattern-like thing to follow for my writing, but I've never been able to write a proper outline. Even in high school, when we had to hand in our outlines as part of our grade for an essay, I'd write the outline after I wrote the essay. I keep hearing that outlines are important, but I just can't make them work for me. I'm more of a 'rough idea' sort of girl... or a 'notebook full of ideas that may or may not work together' sort of girl. I like the feeling of a story unfolding for me... perhaps I should stick to being a reader...