Thursday, January 12, 2012

In The Batcave

If you need me.

This week, I've been writing. All the time. I'm in the Batcave, churning out my revision and new words. I'm loving the novel and the time I'm spending on it, even though I know it will end shortly. I shouldn't and couldn't keep up this pace. But, in the meantime, I'm enjoying my hibernation.

I hope you have similar creative bursts in your writing life! Do you go through cycles of creativity? Do you ever just give in to those? Do you hole up in the cave when you feel inspiration striking? How often does your muse visit you? Are you keeping up with your ROW 80 goals?


  1. Congrats on the Batcave!

    I love to hang out there. Which is exactly where I'll be next week.

  2. Like the batcave, although I'm not big on bats. Mine's a treehouse - the doors look out over treetops, and I always wanted a treehouse as a kid.

    Creative Flow is a real thrill, I'd never turn it down when it arrives normally, but lately it's been more like creativ-interruptus what with it still being summer and school holidays where I live.

  3. I usually hit a period of intense creative energy as I approach the climax of a first draft. Overall, first drafts are my least favorite things to write, but once I get past a certain point, it's like chasing a boulder downhill. It keeps going faster, and I can't stop myself.

    Then, when I finally reach the end of the story, I'm wrung out and depressed to have that "high" suddenly be over.

    Enjoy your momentum while it lasts!

  4. I miss the creative bursts I was having last year. Things feel a little forced for me lately. It's up and down, back and forth with me.

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog, Heather! I'm looking forward to following yours. I definitely go through "bursts" of creativity and times when I struggle to summon my muse. I'm hoping ROW80 will keep me on track with my goals.

  6. @Robert--I think your batcave gets a ton of use! I always think you are in there when I don't hear from you for a while. :)

    @Hunter--Oh, summer vacations are tough. I institute my own "camp" where the kids have to do something independently for a couple of hours. And still I don't get much done!! Good luck!

    @Dianne--I love that you get your creative burst from your place in your draft. That must be fun to look forward too!

    @Carol--Lots of times I have to force the writing. I think this creative flow is my prize for all that hard work! I hope you have an effortless writing day in your near future!!

    @Heather--hello! I am finding ROW80 to be such a great tool for staying on track. I hope it inspires you!!

  7. It's a strange thing when the muse snatches you up like that but it's a fun ride while it lasts. When I'm truly inspired/motivated, I become a one trick pony and that's the only thing I concentrate on. It's not the greatest thing for my other projects/tasks but that one I'm working on WILL get done. Keep riding that wave!

  8. Even book-bloggers get this sort of creative flow at times, when the review comes out so perfectly that there's time to write another, and suddenly you have an actual buffer of blog posts that have the book recommendation and curated relevant subject links and everything!

    It doesn't happen too often for me, but when it does, I keep writing until I run out of steam.

    Way to keep going! Visiting you through MotherReader & Lee Wind's Comment Challenge - so fun to "meet" so many writers & book-lovers.

  9. ah, the batcave. Wish I could hole up there more often - I'm so easily distracted from my novel.

  10. I love the idea of the "batcave." Good luck with your writing goals this year especially on the revisions of your WIP!

  11. i wish someone would lock me in the batcave! well, as long as they supply me with snapple and twizzlers and the such :)

    best of luck writing this week!