Jessica Day George

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Out of shape. . . .

Well, let's not go into the number of sweets I've eaten in the past week. What I really meant was that my writing muscles are out of shape. I heard at a writers' conference that if you write for at least fifteen minutes a day, every day, that part of your brain stays in shape and you are more productive (in your writing, don't know about the rest of your life). But if you go for forty-eight hours without writing, that little corner of the brain starts to shut down, and it can take up to seventy-two hours to get it going again. After four months of only editing, I think that corner of my brain has atrophied. I've done a little writing on Dragon Crown, the third Creel book, but it's really slow going and I find myself easily distracted. Oh, dear! I'll have to really go for it this week, and try to get back into shape. In the meantime, I've been reading some fun new YA. I read "Love, Stargirl", the sequel to Jerry Spinelli's WONDERFUL "Stargirl". It wasn't quite as delightful as the original, but still a GREAT book. And now I'm into "Wicked Lovely", by Melissa Marr. Which is a must-read if you are a fan of fairies.

1 comment:

Maribeth Kayla said...

Hi, I'd just like to say: I know exactly how you feel about the writing!

P.S. You should definitely tour in Texas. :)