I'm sorry for having been absent for the majority of the week. Every day I kept saying 'Today I'll get something out there. Today I'm going to release more 'Kappa in my Closet''. And each day, I reveal that I simply suck.
Overall, I really don't have more of an excuse other than I'm wholly unsatisfied with the content I'm producing for 'Kappa...'. Part of this has to do with my own writing comfort level. Anyone who has been around for a while knows that I tend to specialize in tension and drama and action. It's where I naturally flow to and the light hearted spirit of Kappa is giving me some trouble. I still intend to try and produce more and work through the writer's block, but for now, I've got nothing.
So, with that said, while we're talking about writer's block, I wanted to share a little find of mine that might be helpful for some of YOU.
One problem that tends to stop a lot of writers cold is inspiration. I've personally tried my hand at creating writing prompts and trying to help inspire other writers (and myself) to new creative endeavors, but unfortunately my own capabilities are limited by my own inspiration.
And that's where WritingExercises comes in.
I just found this the other day (my lovely wife thought I would enjoy it) and I have to say, I fully intend to play with this on days where I'm not sure how to move forward. The website hosts a number of random generators including plots, opening lines, character jobs and traits, exercises, scenarios, and more. Overall, it's basically a free way to get your brain buzzing, get the ball rolling, and figure out how you can move forward...even if it's just as a training exercise.
So, for all of the lovely word-smiths in the audience, I'd encourage you to give it a look. Maybe it will help you think of your next big novel or maybe it will simply inspire you for a little bit of training. Either way, I found this incredible cool and helpful and I hope it does the same for you.
I'm off to combat with my own inadequacies and likely produce something other than 'Kappa...' for the moment, but I will not let it defeat me! I hope you have a pleasant day.