Sunday, June 20, 2010

Going back to the beginning

No this isn't going to be another Princess Bride Analogy, although who doesn't love a little Princess Bride.

No, this is about going back to the reason I wanted to be a writer in the first place, because I loved to read. I've been feeling a little out of sorts. I have a serious lack of motivation, a full on set of procrastination, and at times I've been darn right lazy. So this week I've decided to start reading again.

I have narrowed my TBR pile down to three books that I want to finish by the end of June.

Some Kind of Normal by Heidi Willis
(I should have read this long time ago - sorry Heidi)

Spells by Aprilynne Pike

The Body Finder by Kimberley Derting.

I'm hoping to get myself out of my funk and give myself some motivation, or else it'll do the opposite and think I'll never be able to write as good as theses ladies so I might as well give up. Hopefully it's the former.

PS: A little six year old girl at church today told me I had swampy eyes. Is that good or bad, I'm not sure?


Piedmont Writer said...

I just came out of a slump myself. It sucks. I read writing books though. I guess it worked because I wrote this weekend for the first time in weeks.

I once had a little girl call me a "hoo-chee mama". she said it meant that I was pretty, but I knew better. (I dressed too preppy in those days to be called a 'ho'). I don't know what swampy eyes means. Green maybe?

Terri Tiffany said...

That little girl needs to be a writer! Great description!
Don't be so hard on yourself ok--slumps are NORMAL!! I went through a few last month:) Still here!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Swampy eyes makes me think of The Book Thief. Interesting she said that. It's the same with marriage--when it gets difficult it always helps to remember why you fell in love in the first place.
~ Wendy

patti said...

Love those swampy eyes.

Sounds like you have a good plan. I will pray for you, Patti.


lotusgirl said...

Buck up little camper. It's good to take some time off, and reading always helps me keep the enthusiasm for writing. Your story is definitely worth telling.

Patti said...

Piedmont: My eyes are hazel, so I thought it was a great description.

Terri: I think I might have to steal her description.

Wendy:I bought that book for my sons to read this summer. I might have to read it first.

Patti: You are always so giving.

Lois: Thanks for the words of encouragement.

T. Anne said...

Swampy eyes? Are they green brown? If so I'm swampy right there with you. ;)

Carolyn V. said...

Swampy eyes are a good thing.

I'm impressed you've narrowed your tbr pile, I've only added. I've gotta cut out some of it or I'll never get through!

Catherine Denton said...

My bet's on motivating. I'm always encouraged by reading.

prashant said...

Swampy eyes makes me think of The Book Thief.
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Tabitha Bird said...

Swampy eyes? LOL! It could mean 'deep and thoughtful'... :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Swampy eyes. Cool description. Does that girl write by any chance? =)

And it HAS got to be good. Translation: sultry. =)

And your funk will pass, my friend. Trust me. I should know. I missed you girl.