I always tend to have more than one iron in the fire. In addition to my writing, I'm a mom (which is a full-time job), I'm a wife, and I'm an artist. Yep. I love a good box of oil crayons and a great subject, like my friend's Papillion pup, or my own precocious cats. But then I also like to create art with human subjects too.
Right now I'm trying to paint ornaments (fall pumpkins and Christmas things like gingerbread people and angels) for an upcoming craft show in October. Yes, its a bit early, but you have to remember, painting ceramics and crafts takes time and you have to wait for things to dry between coats.
In addition, I'm stuck. Yes, I have two stories going at the same time. The heroes are different - one's a vampire and the other's a cop. The heroine's are just as different. Yet, no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to make either gain a bit of speed.
I did work on a very short story to follow up Blaine's story on Whipped Cream. I plan to submit it this week. I love to do these shorts because I want to keep the characters going. They keep telling me they want to tell everyone their stories.
Any suggestions for getting past my writers block? The chocolate and movie theory (eat chocolate and see a great movie) isn't working...
I'd love to hear your ideas.