Lost in Cyber Space

I did a double blog post on Friday and it seems to have gotten lost in Cyber Space!! I blogged about the FADA art show this weekend and my new free fireplace!! What happened to them... I don't know.

My blog wasn't the only thing to get lost this weekend. Unfortunately the middle of my novel got lost as well and went wandering and meandering all over the place. I've been going round and round in circles. Characters appeared, only to disappear again and I stared for hours at my computer wondering how on earth I was going to bridge the gap from page 150 to the end, which I have written. I tried playing my favorite writing music, ate my meals at my desk, tempted myself with rewards for new pages and at the end of the weekend I came up with 5 pages that I am pretty sure I am going to have to delete. Sigh. Middles are the worst, and this one is no different. In fact it is harder, because it is so emotional that I am often drained after a day of writing. I feel like I have tried everything!

Alas, one thing that I haven't been doing it dawned on me, was walking on my own. I mean, I walk my lovely pups twice a day, but during the writing of my first novel I used to walk every morning before I sat down at my desk, and would often walk around the block when I got stuck. These days, thanks to the extra freelance work, I have been hitting my desk the moment I get up and I can't help but think that I need to start walking again. Walking has always been my meditation, and my best ideas and inspiration come to me when I am moving. And so today, I am going to head out, on my own and see if I can't unstick my middle. I am hoping that unsticking my own middle from this chair, will do the same for novel!

I'll keep ya posted!


tiffany kimball said...

Lost the middle of your novel???? Girl, you sure know how to make the unfunny sound damn right hilarious!!!! I think the walking/meditation/Gina time that is not done sitting in front of your computer sounds like a great idea....hope it works!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

i love your pic at the getty center - haven't been there in too long. before i moved to l.a. i visited there and thought, "if i ever live here, i'll come here ALL THE TIME."

Gina Sorell said...

Thanks! The walking did help Tiffany!! And I am glad that you think losing the middle is funny ;)

Lynn, I said the same thing when I moved here, and I do LOVE it there. I don't go as often as I'd like, but I get out there a few times a year.

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