I am very tired today, for some reason. I got up around 8:30, so I had enough sleep. I did get up in the middle of the night though when a very naked M. came in to tell me her bed was wet. She had her diaper on the floor and had taken off her pjs, so I’m not sure what happened exactly. Either her diaper leaked, or she took it off and fell back asleep. I think that’s much more likely. She recently learned to put on her own pull-ups and pants, so she’s likely to strip at any time so she can put them back on. In any case, I got her all changed and put new bedding on her little bed, and she was asleep in minutes. I was too, so I can’t figure out why I’m feeling this way. It has been a long day, so maybe I’m just expecting too much. I just always feel like I’m not accomplishing enough, even when I can see that I am making progress with the house and my writing.
I got my copy of the 2011 Writer’s Market yesterday, and finally got to unwrap it today. It was kind of like Christmas. I’m so excited about getting it, it’s almost silly. I also got my copy of The Weird Sisters along with it, which I can’t wait to read. I have another book to read first because I promised a review and want to get it up as soon as I can.
I’m having serious trouble coming up with ideas to write. I’m still editing my book, but I’m also trying to write some short fiction. I’d like to start trying to sell some stories just to get used to the process, but I’m not having much luck coming up with anything lately.
I think that it’s not so much a block as it is just trying too hard. Forcing it isn’t going to make me think of story ideas. I need to spend some time just working on my book, as planned, and doing some more toward educating myself. I need to do like I said I was going to and research querying magazines and other parts of the business that I could use some knowledge about.
How do you come up with your ideas?