Writing…otherwise known as staring at a blank screen

by: C.J. Galaway

April 28, 2013
So you’ve written your first book and it is available for sale. You’re waiting for the results of all the hard work you put into the creation of that first novel. So now what… If you’re like me you’re thinking it’s time to start working on the next novel project…but where to begin? For me it’s embracing a new method of writing a first draft by utilizing my laptop. I can hear you snickering, admit it. But growing up computers were not thought of until I was in high school and brand new. Definitely not the sleek little devices we use today. So it’s time to grab a drink (for me it’s Cheerwine the best soft drink on the planet) turn the computer on and get to work. and stare at the blank screen with it’s blinking cursor just sitting there, mocking me. ………… ………… ………… ………… Two hours later, after having checked Facebook and playing several hands of solitaire, I’m still staring at the same blank screen with it’s blinking cursor…and it’s still mocking me. So I do the only thing I can do, which is shut off the computer, grab a notebook and my favorite gel pen and curl up in my favorite recliner and get to work on the next novel. Why change a good routine if it works!

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