IWSG – I Can’t Shut Up The Voices

You know how I’m supposed to be writing the end of the first draft of RTD? Well…I took a break. I am currently writing *something else*, something totally random and I have no idea if I’m ever going to let anyone else read it ever. Why am I mentioning it? Well, it’s IWSG day, and this is pretty major for me in terms of writing. I literally only have maybe a few more pages to write for RTD. That’s it. Just a few more pages and the first draft that’s taken me FOREVER to write will now be finished.

But I can’t bring myself to finish it. Or, to write the last few pages. Maybe it’s because I’m past the ending point in that story, and just haven’t faced it? Or realized it? Or maybe I’m too emotionally tied to RTD that I don’t want to finish it? I don’t know. I really don’t know. And then, suddenly, this other story popped in my head and was like bitch, you need to write me now.

So, I have been. I put RTD to the side and started on this—whatever this side thing is—because it’s pouring out of me and I can’t shut the voices up and I’m soooo into it. Not going to tell you what it’s about because again, not even sure I’ll ever let anyone read it… but it’s got to mean something, right? I think so. (And yes, I promise to get back to RTD. Can’t let all my fan down.)

Onto the May IWSG optional question:

Do you have any rituals that you use when you need help getting into ‘the zone’?

I was going to say that I didn’t. That I just sit down and write, but that’s not entirely true. The one—and only—trick I have to get into ‘the zone’ is rereading the last few paragraphs. I need to get the feel of the story…of the words. It’s kind of like a relay race where I’m picking up where the last Caitlin passed off the baton. 😊

Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a monthly blog hop for writers at all levels to share their fears and insecurities in a safe and encouraging place. Please drop by and say hi to Alex Cavanaugh who started this nifty concept in bringing us all together.

6 thoughts on “IWSG – I Can’t Shut Up The Voices

  1. ahtdoucette says:

    Love this! Funny synchronicity that sometimes happens, but if you drop by my blog I have the IWSG one from yesterday but today’s one is about hearing voices. We all do it. Keep dreaming and keep working toward your dreams. Love the honesty and imagery here. Never be afraid to write your thoughts – and keep them to yourself. That’s what I say. Until maybe one day, who knows right? Thanks so much for sharing this! It really spoke to me.

    • cgcoppola says:

      Wow, thanks! I’m glad it did 🙂 I’ll hop over to your blog and check out your post about hearing voices (i think it’s common – and encouraged – to hear voices when you’re a writer!)

  2. C.D. Gallant-King says:

    I get easily distracted by other projects too. But not because I don’t want to let go of my WIP but because I’m sick and tired and don’t want to look at it anymore.

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