Consider this a public service announcement on behalf of writers everywhere – but mainly on behalf of me, Cindy Gerard, whose new series, BLACK OPS., INC. kicked off Tuesday (that’s right, I said Tuesday) September 23 with SHOW NO MERCY, which is now available at a book store near you! Now for the subliminal message part of our programming: buythebookbuythebookbuythebookohforpetessakebuythebook.
Okay. Got that off my chest. So what’s happening? Have I missed anything? How are you all doing? What are you doing to keep you busy? What are you all doing to stay out of trouble? Have you all figured out yet that because I’ve been doing a blog tour of the world promoting my new book – I mentioned that SHOW NO MERCY is out, right??? – that I really don’t have anything left to say and I’m just filling space and wondering how much of this crap you’re going to put up with?
Seriously, you all have days like this, right? Things just aren’t workin’ for ya. Here’s a photo of my research assistant, Sly, having one of those ho hum days and laying down on the job. Maybe the coffee pot boiled over? Or maybe you stepped on the cat’s tail? Or perhaps, you drove away from the gas station with the nozzle still stuck in your car? Not that I did that. I would never do that. What makes you think I was talking about me? Just forget I mentioned it, okay? The true question is, what do you do when things just aren’t jellin?
When I have a day like that writing, I give myself several options. Keep my butt in the chair and work through it. Play solitaire all day. Google Monster.com and scroll through the list of possible new professions. OR, and this is my favorite – snag my copy of Bird By Bird, by Anne Lamot off the bookshelf and read a chapter or two. Never fails. She always gets me writing again.
So what has happened to you lately (and these are the REAL questions) that set you back or slowed you down – whether it be in your writing or your life in general. And what have you done to help yourself get past the doldrums? A really disturbed mind wants to know.