Writer’s Blues…

Warning: Rant Ahead

Here I sit trying to get some writing done and life once again has me at my wit’s and creativity’s end. Adding to my frustration is the fact that every time it feels like I start to get some forward movement, life comes along and decides to screw with me. It’s been this way my entire life too. Enough so that part of me wants to scream every time I see an article saying “Just trust God and work harder / smarter”. At some point, both faith and work are supposed to pay off…

I get good at cooking, and I suffer hearing damage so I couldn’t function in a professional kitchen… I tried to do real estate and all I got for clients were idiots who thought they were going to find houses at half the market price and become HGTV’s next big investor, AND my back acts up enough to keep me from doing even that also.

Well, to cut the rant short, this time it’s the back and neck still, stresses from crime in the neighborhood, drama with prep for moving and communication issues that should NOT be there so early in a new marriage.

Erotica is probably one of the more difficult genres to write well. To write ANY genre well, you have to be able to put yourself into the story and see it through the characters’ eyes. You have to connect with the story on some level.

To put it bluntly, it’s REALLY hard to feel sexy (and thus write sexy) when you’re surrounded by drama and your spine feels like it got stampeded upon by a herd of elephants.

End of Rant…

6 thoughts on “Writer’s Blues…

  1. Women are far more complex sexual creatures than men; collection of shifting moods based on more emotional sensory interpretation. Take blogs, for example. Generally speaking, women are trying to communicate a feeling while men are trying to impose their’s.
    One of my most fave movie quotes is from Nicholson’s character in “As Good As It Gets”. He plays a very successful female romance book author.. yet his real life is a social cynic and obsessive compulsive… pretty rude fellow in general and a complete opposite to what he writes. A blonde female admirer comes up to him, eyes filled with romantic nuance, and she asks, “How do you rate women so well?”. He turns to her and says, “First I start with a man, then I take away reason and accountability.”… to which she disappointingly, turns away.
    Not dissing women, mind you.. just illustrating A perception.

    Men: To please a woman… love her, die for her, miss the game for her, buy her jewelry, be interested in what she has to say.
    Women: To please a man… show up naked and bring beer.

    This ends the morning devotional.

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  2. I’m so sorry you’re struggling with this right now. 😦 I get this way sometimes too. Where I get this surge of energy and motivation and then something, even the smallest thing, happens and I’m thrown back on my butt and all I want to do is Netflix and chill. I hope things get better soon. ❤

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