In my bloggy absence of late I feel like I've lost touch with a lot of you. I have been doing a quick read of my regular blogs, and commenting sporadically, but still behind.
My blog friends are not the only ones with whom I've lost touch; I can't seem to find MC anywhere either. I can open the WiP and write, or edit, but it feels flat. I did the monthly exercise in the Compuserve forum, and it felt flat. I was pleased that those wo read it in there (who know my MC almost as well as their own at this point) didn't feel that way. They thought I had her voice for the most part.
I wonder, is it even worse that I don't feel her (even reading though it I saw nothing sparkly) and others still do? If my writing becomes forced, not good.
I want something:
"...more subtle than something someone contrives..."
That's the song that started MC on her journey. There are two others that helped me along in her story, and told the male MC's pov. I hadn't listened to any of my Incubus CD's in a while (nobody fall over with shock, please - contrary to my youtube posts here, I do listen to other music). I thought listening might bring some spark; it didn't. I thought leaving the book alone for a while then reading some of my favorite scenes would help; nope again. I thought doing the exercise in Compuserve would be the real kicker. You guessed it, nada.
I'm kinda in a quandry now. So I'll leave it alone for another little while, let some others read through. Maybe their comments will reignite the fire...