Wednesday, September 26, 2012

No New Book for Me

I don't have a new book to tout. Pity, that. But I'm beginning to see why some authors, such as Lavryle Spencer, retired. Not that I'm comparing myself to her and I have no idea why she retired. But if you're a person who doesn't have an active or over active fantasy life, writing can become difficult.

These days, I can't buy an idea. Wouldn't it be nice if ideas came in egg cartons? You could stock up on a dozen or so and it would keep you going for awhile.


I have Lori.

Unfortunately, Lori ideas don't always mesh with Carolyn sensibilities. For example, I could never have done a thing with the idea that led to 666 Angel Lane or the more angsty Stone Crow. Some Lori ideas only Lori can write. And that leaves me ... not writing.

However again.

I saw this Nora Roberts video over on the Bitches and the interviewer asked her about retirement. Would she ever stop writing?

What would she do with all those plots and characters in her head? Nora replied. No, she would never retire.

So, I must read more. I must watch some carefully picked TV shows and movies. I must try to climb out of my shell and start collecting my own characters and plots and then maybe, just maybe, I'll start writing again.


  1. You are such a liar. Make people think you aren't writing. Ha! I know you're writing since we're writing a story together. And I did not write all those words myself.

  2. Don't get me started!! I think I'm going thru menopause again. You know what we're writing is not publishable, in the usual sense. It's sort of going back to our roots to see if I work my way forward again.

    You know it's so.

  3. Well, I'll say this:

    Sometimes the voices in your head (or, in this case, characters and stories) get drowned by ambient noise (emotions). Given time, the noise tends to subside, or else we get used to it, so the voices can be heard.

  4. AL is smarter than we are.


    Or else she's been hearing voices too....

  5. I wish I were smarter OR hearing voices--in my case, it's the urge to craft and make things that gets lost.

    (and the urge to read, write reviews, exercise...)