Feeling a Slump

I'm feeling a slump lately. The words aren't coming as fast. I feel like I'm under a lot of pressure to write, and keep writing. The "muse" isn't talking to me much. I'm not sure where the story is going.

I'm sorry but for right now the release schedule for TG Techie is...

See: below the fold for important and possibly heartbreaking news

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NOT GOING TO CHANGE IN THE SLIGHTEST!

I'm ahead over 20 chapters on this one, so you have ten weeks before you might have to start worrying. And rest assured, this break is not going to be longer than 10 weeks.

Mathew Inman (or actually some friend of his) says that being creative is like breathing out. You can breathe out for a long time. A very long time if you're like Kenny G. Only replace Kenny G with someone who is actually creative. The point is that you can only breathe out for so long before you have to breathe in again. That's all this is, a quick intake of breath before I unleash another hurricane.

I'm feeling in a slump, but I'll get out of it soon. The words aren't coming as fast, but I haven't broken my fingers and I can still write. I'm feeling the pressure to perform, and I'm okay with pressure if it has a payoff. I hate the idea of a muse, because it takes away my agency. I decide to write, or not write, not Thalia. (Or you like Varro over Hesiod: I decide to write or not write, not Melete.)

Right now I'm recharging my batteries. I'm not free from creative pursuit. Right now I'm going through Marvelous Designer tutorials. I'm back to working on the cover for 11th Sun. If you're interested in that you'll have to find the blog posts on it, because I'm too tired to link to them right now. I might make a new one soon for fun, because I had a fascinating setback on that front.

Meantime, if you're reading TG Techie, keep reading it an I'll keep posting it. And comment more too. You mother told me she likes it when you comment on my stories.

You wouldn't want to disappoint her.

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