Writer’s Block…

I don’t know if what I’m experiencing is writer’s block, exactly…but I’m having trouble with moving forward on the stories I have started.  I’m just not sure where to go with them. 

One is what I refer to as my “Addison Falls” horror story.  It features a teacher who moves to the strange town of Addison Falls, with its assortment of odd characters.  It’s a town where lots of strange things have happened over the years, and it definitely has a history.  And its residents seem to overlook the bad things that are happening in their midst.  It’s like, stuff just doesn’t register for them.  Even when their kids are disappearing.  But it registers with the teacher, and it registers with the young reporter who has been a resident for four years now.  So they investigate…

The second is a space opera.  I started out just trying to write the opening scenes of a movie.  A lone pilot, searching through space for salvageable debris, happens across a derelict spacecraft.  It is of alien design, and the pilot boards it and discovers that it isn’t totally empty.  It carries within a single passenger, one who is asleep in cryostasis.  And some bad folks are looking for this passenger, and they aren’t of this galaxy.  Yet they are very human…

Those are the two I’ve been working on.  I also have my 90K word post-apocalyptic novel going, but I needed a break from it.  Maybe I should try again on that one.  And then there’s this college horror novel that I was working on, featuring a girl who has transferred mid-term to a university because of some bad stuff that happened to her/around her at her previous large university.  And luckily for her, there is an opening in one of the dorms,  because the co-ed was found murdered off-campus.  But unluckily for her, her death is linked back to this dorm. 

Anyway, I have ideas about how they’re all going to end, but getting past the point I’m at right now seems to be a real challenge.  I don’t seem to have the creative juices to move forward on any of the stories. 

Maybe writing about them here will help.  We’ll see.  Stay tuned…

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