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At a loss! Argh!


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It is indeed ironic.  Here I sit (pen in hand) ok before the typewriter thinking, dang it, for the first time in my life I’m at a loss for words.  If you’ve been following my blog, you know I am writing a “work of art” (no less) haha about Eilea a stalker and her family.

Why is it ironic you ask?  Because I’d started this book eons ago and managed to get to the last chapter and my hard drive died, yes, with all 5 of the books I’d written on the hard drive, never to be retrieved.  I was so disheartened and dissolutioned, I literally stopped writing anything for well over 2 years.  I played my favourite on-line game VCO which I knew by heart so along with friends I’d made in-game, I could sail along my merry way and still have fun.  As long as the game didn’t change, and I could remember where and what you did, I was good.

Then one day my son told me about this blog and he knew how to get my book published.  He delved into it and showed me what was what.  I was eager to begin writing again, full tilt boogie.

After meeting all the fabulous people that made me feel like I belong and who have made me feel wanted, I can’t resist.  I check in daily and hang for hours chatting with as many as I can, viewing as many sites as possible.

Well, me, chatty cathy at a loss for words.  I’m in a dilemma.  My writing has stalled.  I have no idea what to do next, having written as much as I could from memory.  Now it’s a by the seat of your pants situation (which seemed to work well with Nathan) and I can’t remember how I got them from this spot to the actual excitement of the book.  Dang I say, dang!

So at this point, all I can say is, it’s going to take me a couple days to get this thought process on the go, so please bare with me if you’re following the story.  It’ll be snippets in the meantime until I can get my thinking cap working.

I hope that something profoundly exciting will pop into my brain either as I sit before the keyboard, or while I sleep.  Either way would be acceptable! So for all that have been enjoying, expect snippets, not the rambling pages so far posted, but I’ll keep at it.  I love writing, what’s not to love??? I ask.

I’ll go sit in my easy chair and try to come up with scenarios that work. It’s been challenging to say the least, trying to move the story along, while paying heed to all the characters involved (including teen age through process and emotions) as I haven’t been a teen in a long while.

Thanks to all who pop by say hi and who make my day by leaving a quick word or two.  I enjoy your company and relish the dawn of each day allowing me the opportunity to be here and share your stories, your lives, your verse.



  1. I like to brainstorm when I’m stuck. I’m sure you’ll figure it out.


  2. AprilEsutton says:

    I am amazed at how this story has zipped along. Now I know why. This is heartbreaking. I lost all my stories, and stopped writing, until I found out about blogs. At least what we write is now out there somewhere.


  3. Margarita says:

    Perhaps the characters are telling you they’re ready to give you a new direction? Instead of struggling to reconstruct and rewrite, how about allowing them to lead you on the adventure, Phyllis? 😉 xoxoM

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  4. I agree with Margarita, she is usually right, things do happen for a reason 🌹


  5. S.E.A. says:

    Being stuck sucks! I do free-write or word association. Also wine helps 😉 Good luck!


  6. Sumyanna says:

    For me, sometimes need to get out and breathe fresh air. Put things away and return to them later. You are a well of ideas. I think you will be surprised what you can come up with 😀


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