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For Writers: Getting Back Into The Groove

That last book or story is finally published. The waiting game is over. The buzz of release day and the subsequent torrent of glowing reviews has worn off. It’s time to move on.
Easier said than done?
Do you experience ‘post-publication depression’?
Are you unpoopular? Do you pop out at parties?
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
Seriously, how do you get back into the writing groove? How do you start a new work, or pick-up on one that’s been percolating? Is it a seamless process or a hurtle to be surmounted?

4 thoughts on “For Writers: Getting Back Into The Groove”

  1. This can be a knotty problem. I go some way to solving it by starting a new story-even if it’s only a vague sentence-before I complete the final draft of the current tale. Easier to get cracking if you’ve made a start.

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  2. I usually need to come up with a ritual or spewing my general state of mind in a private journal before I can move on. I enjoy company, especially creative, intelligent company, but crowds and noise do poop me out. (wry grin)

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    • I write all my notes longhand and I, too, poop out at parties. The time I fell asleep on top of a coffee table during a symposium on Lorca was so embarrassing. Gin on an empty stomach is always a mistake.

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