I did just finish a revision (thanks to Diana and Tina) of my zombie short story for the anthology, so I haven't "just" been hanging out on Twitter and accomplishing nothing.
Unfortunately, my brain started protested the lack of writing and the stories are already starting to creep in. I've long ago accepted that Writer's Block for me will consistent of setting up an actual blockade to stop the ideas rather than the opposite. They sneak in by way of the smallest "what if" that starts niggling it's way into a "hmm maybe" and then it won't leave me alone until I get it down.
I've been writing since October 2008 now... and I don't think I've taken more than a few days off at a time. I keep hoping that when I finish a manuscript... I'll get a few days break where I can focus on my own issues and the characters and their lives will drop out of my head. So far, it hasn't happened. I still have my mind obsessing over Secrets of Skin and Stone and then a short story idea started making noise this morning.
I'm also trying to decide what to do about Secrets of Skin and Stone after this revision. The agent I've been emailing back and forth with, requested a look, and I'd considered entering it into ABNA, but I think I'm letting ABNA slide through again this year. I could query on Secrets of Skin and Stone, but I just don't know... maybe I'll be able to make that decision after I hear from betas.
For those that don't remember, Secrets of Skin and Stone isn't just the gargoyle one, but the main character has OCD and is a cutter. The cutting scenes I ran by betas several times to make sure they weren't too much, but I'm still worried that it might bother some people. Plus, as you might imagine, the portrayal of OCD in a teenage girl is really personal. I'm just not sure how the whole thing will be received.
Anyway, this post is somewhat scattered, but I didn't want to fall out of the habit of blogging just because....
BTW, thanks to the five people that are helping me beta Secrets of Skin and Stone. I really appreciate all the beta volunteers who help me. Writing anything often involves a village for me and I appreciate my online village.