(Okay, so it’s Thursday, I didn’t forget to blog properly on Wednesday, I didn’t have time and that’s been my problem.)
On the plus side; I have gotten most of my work that needed to be done this week finished in record time. It’s why I’ve been MIA for the past 2 weeks — I have found myself burdened with glorious
Most of them have been writing deadlines, some were self-imposed (like the script portfolio that I’m building) and some were given to me by my publisher/editor (like getting the Blaze Tuesday edits done and writing the review of Walking Dead last week for Zombie Training Magazine.) Then I have the other ones that have nothing to do with writing but need to be done as quickly as possible because I’ll run out of time if I let them sit too long.
I’ve finished the writing deadlines now, though, and I’m sitting here looking at the next project. It also has a bit of a deadline, though it’s far more relaxed than the others.
I have the entire plot planned out and written down, and I know exactly how it’s going to go, and how many books will be in the series and all that sort of fun stuff. Yet, I’m sitting here staring at the blank page and having a wee bit of panic.
It feels like a weird kind of performance anxiety, like stage fright/jitters that you get right before acting in a play or something.
It’s kind of awesome, to be honest, and at the same time it’s extremely nerve-wracking. I don’t want to feel pressured about writing, I shouldn’t feel nervous, and yet that blank page is staring into my soul, mocking me, daring me to fill it with words that will evoke feelings and wonder and…
…I haven’t got a clue why I’m feeling this way. This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve written a lot. On deadline. Full novels, too. And still, this current project is giving me the heebie jeebies.
Do you get the “blank page jitters”? How do you overcome them? Leave me a comment!