Tag Archives: writing

The mental break through

19 Oct

I used to run religiously a few years ago. When I first started training, it was odd, because I found myself hitting mental blocks through my long runs. I wasn’t physically exhausted, but there were times when I had to fight myself all the way to the finish line. Not a force, but more of running through quicksand. My body was fine, but my mind wasn’t in the game but I was determined. Determined to keep fighting, to keep training, to keep moving, until I finished.

There are times when I feel the same way about writing. There are some days when it is smooth sailing and I can push out 6k words, no problem. Other days, I struggle to write 100 before I hit the mental wall. I feel every writer goes through this but I can’t force myself to write whenever my heart isn’t in it. So the past week and a half, I took a mini-vaca and gave my mind time to relax and re-cooperate from working a day job, and two small odd literary jobs. My love is writing, my passion is writing, and although I may hit mental walls, I will break through them. I will write through them.

On another note…. I really love the way that Weak for Him is coming together. I am halfway through with draft 1 and next week I am dedicating all of my extra time towards finishing draft 1. I am determined and I can’t really think about anything more. I will let it sit for a week, throw it into grammarly, pre-edit, and then my goal is to send it to an editor and have it returned by the week of Thanksgiving. 🙂 I hope to have my arcs ready before Christmas and want to hit that shiny green publish button on January 15th! Starting the new year off on a good foot!

Just checking goodreads not too long ago, already have almost 200 TBR! How cool is that?


Novel Research & Wormholes

27 Aug

As a child, investigating why something worked the way it did, intrigued me. If you were to ask my mother, she would probably say I was a “why child.” I always wanted to know why something was the way that it was. Now that I am a grown-up, we have a little thing called google, which warms my little investigator heart. Usually, if I have a question about something, or need to cross check references, Google is my BFF. Back in the day, people used things like encyclopedias and newspaper articles. I am guilty of taking information for granted, no denying that.

Copyright by: Jurii

Today, I was doing a little research on cars. More specifically the mirror that pops down from the sun visor. I know it’s silly but I wanted to know exactly what it was called, ahem, vanity mirror. So one thing led to another and I found myself researching hand mirrors. Which brought me to researching mirrors in the Medieval period. Did you know, “glass mirrors completely disappeared, because during those times religious confessions stated that devil is looking and watching the world from the opposite side of a glass mirrors. Poor fashionable ladies had to use a polished metal mirrors or special water bowls instead of glass mirrors.” How interesting!  (Incase you’d like more info, the above information came from this site.)

All of this inspires me to write an entire story about mirrors in Medieval times. Magical Mirrors! See how the mind wanders? I think google is a worm hole of information and this is why I need to research and write separately! It’s such a dangerous combination, add youtube and I am done for! 🙂

Lyra Parish