Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Decisions Decisions

I'm at one of those awful and awfully exciting times when I'm ready to work on a new project.


It always fills me with a little bit of fear and dread, the thought of commitment, especially for my Gemini mind.


Now of course I don't just have one idea I want to work on, but two that feel semi-good. Neither of them easy. Then out of the blue another sneaks into my head, poof like it's the cleverest thing in the world (I'm sure it's not. Sneaky little bugger) like I'll have time for it. Like I'll have time for the other two. The truth is I'm no fast writer and the hardest word for me is the first.


Ugh. Decisions, decisions. How in the world does one know which direction to take when there's that large fork blocking your view?


Best,

Kwana

18 comments:

Frau said...

Good luck making your decisions, flip a coin make it that easy!Have a wonderful day!

Ina in Alaska said...

Love the picture of the fork in the road!!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

"...the hardest word for me is the first".

Yes! This is so true...when I feel it, I race out of the bed no matter the time and begin, lest my conscious mind awaken and I'll never get it out!

You're in my thoughts, I have no advice for you, but I certainly understand.

pve design said...

Great photo, get all 3 ideas down quickly and go for the one that you feel in your heart, the one with the prongs...that keeps jabbing you in the middle of the night. But then again, you do have that trusty assistant - Jack and he is quite good and decisions.
Wishing you many ideas and words a plenty!

Clarity said...

Take the most honest road. Which idea is true to you and not what others expect?

I agree with choosing. I recently got commisioned to write something based on my childhood - not easy!

I truly hope you enjoy the ride :)

Deidra said...

Great photo to describe your dilemma. Sometimes I wonder what's worse...too many ideas, or no ideas at all. Let us know what you decide!

Kristen Painter said...

I love that pic!

Verbal Vixen said...

I encounter this same issue every time I finish a project. I almost swear that it would be better if I *couldn't* come up with ideas and had to struggle for one, instead of having like 3 good ones at all begging to be written at once.

Sheryl said...

Go with the flow.....

Joyce said...

A perfect photo!! LOL...

I don't like these choices either and I'm a Pisces! Only advise I can give is pray about it and listen for the answer. I have a feeling your heart is speaking. xoxo

annechovie said...

Great photo, Kwana! Sometimes I feel the same way with my art. Have a great Tuesday.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Awww, good luck! Just remember how easy it feels AFTER you're done! lol

Maureen McGowan said...

LOVE that fork in the road photo. That's how they look to me, too.

You'll figure it out, babe. There are no wrong decisions.

Cote de Texas said...

what a great picture!! love that so much - too funny. good luck with your decisions.

Kwana said...

Thanks for the advice. I may follow my PIC and give each one a week and see what works.

mizwrite said...

Maybe write the first graph of each project? See which one flows easiest, which one "grabs" you? It might also make that "first-word writer's block" go away, since it won't be the REAL first word (in your pretending mind!) but just a word to use for this little exercise! Good luck! Can't wait to hear what you're working on. Women's fiction or YA? Do you belong to a brainstorming group?

Princess Carroll Ayo Durodola said...

Drive your car right between one of those teeth in that fork and holler as you go through!

Love your blog. Do check out mine.
By the way, you're not almost famous Kwana, you are famous. Also, once a fashion designer always a fashion designer and probably born a fashion designer.

Blessings, Princess Ayo

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

In the words of Yogi Berra, "when you come to a fork in the road...take it!" :-)

Hope you're still on a high from your birthday! You deserve a great start to your year!

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