How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 70

I’ve written about my need to think about my project daily. If I’m not actually writing, then I’m thinking, reading over my pages, researching, all related to the story in which I’m currently immersed. An interesting result of this attempt to keep alive “the waking dream” is that the content or theme of my working project seems to turn up everywhere: in a blog or newspaper article, an unrelated book I pick up, a movie or TV show, a conversation. The project is everywhere, I discover. How convenient!

Except when it’s annoying. My latest project, a middle grade novel called FLEABRAIN LOVES FRANNY, is about a girl and her friendship with, yes, a flea.

Tomorrow we have an appointment with FLEABUSTERS. Our new cat has brought fleas into the house (and bed). A bit too much of the “waking dream”, I think…

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