Except for some totally nonproductive freewriting, I didn't do any writing today. I've hit a stonewall with the next book in the series I'm working on. I've got a great new character...well, okay, a good one...a basic situation, and a first chapter I'm happy with. But then what? What's going to happen?
I don't have a plot or, since I'm thinking of this as a series of short stories, a story arc.
So I decided I wouldn't even try today. I would work on cleaning my desk instead and hope that while I was doing something less demanding, I could force a breakout experience and come up with an idea that would help me move this book along.
It took a few hours, but it worked.
I didn't get my desk cleaned, though, because I had to clean a drawer in a file cabinet so I would have a place to put some of the stuff on the desk. Yes, things are that bad.
But, hey! I've got a great drawer now!
I also received my first fan e-mail for Happy Kid!, and I found this blog that indicates a library just bought a copy of Saving the Planet & Stuff.
I'm feeling really good, even though I suspect that tomorrow I'm going to be facing a hefty fine at the library. Because I'm livin' in the moment.