Day 43 of 365:

…finding inspiration on a Friday…

I’ve been feeling an odd mixture of restlessness and boredom just lately.  Or maybe it’s laziness – I can’t quite figure it out.

My novel progress has stalled because my characters have stopped talking to me for some reason.  (Yes, they are people to me.)  The plot is still there, floating around in my head…I think I have just painted myself into a corner somehow.  It’s not writer’s block.  I don’t think it is, anyway.  I just have figure out how to wake up my characters.

Speaking of which….

So there’s this great website I recently found through Pinterest, Lady Writer.

Lady Writer is, of course, a website that aims to be resource center for writers and creatives.  It is full of inspiration and writing tools that are easy to use and constantly available.

Here’s a fun idea from Lady Writer: Writer’s Worksheets.

This is 19 topics to explore and write about that revolve around different writing styles, topics, concepts and ideas designed to stir creative juices and get your brain working.  I think it’s brilliant.

You can download the worksheets, tackle them once a week, or filter through and use them when you find your self particularly stuck for inspiration or need a kick in the rear to get your words moving.

Give it a try – I am going to.  🙂

And now, for no reason what so ever….a photo of all three of my dogs people watching through my front door….

Ellie, Miley, Ripley…

Enough for now.  Go check out Lady Writer.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what other sites/articles I go to for knowledge and writing inspiration, check out (or follow!) my writing Pinterest board, ink.

Happy Friday!


-Janice 🙂


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No Control

…found this on the inter-webs somewhere.  It totally fits my present state:

This may be a weird thing to say…but unless you are a part of the fiction I have created, I want nothing to do with you tonight.

I have no control right now – my characters have dragged me into the world I built for them.  They won’t let me out.

I really hope I am not going crazy…

My goodness – I am loving this.

Taking A Breather

After being completely… totally… utterly… submerged in my fictional world with my fictional characters for the better part of 20 days, I decided to allow my self to surface for a breath of fresh air.  I have been neglecting so many things for the sake of my writing this month.  There was this horrid, nagging feeling of guilt that had gotten under my skin.

Taking the night off from my made-up novel world to spend time in the real world is exactly what I need, don’t ya think? 

So far, I have:

  • Cooked an actual dinner for my family.  Actually, this was two nights in a row now, thanks to last night’s homemade (not frozen!) pizza…
  • Called my Mom.  I don’t want to be “The Daughter That Never Calls”.
  • Replied to all of the comments people have been leaving on my posts.  There were tons!  I am overwhelmed by your awesome thoughts and insight!!

I also plan on (*gasp!*) watching something called television.

Crazy, eh?

Now watch me freak out tomorrow because I am behind in my writing schedule!

(I have 11,000 words and counting to go before I reach the 50,000 word mark….!!!!  I think I can see the NaNoWriMo finish line!)