That scene is from my all-time favorite movie You’ve Got Mail.
And this is just what I feel like right now.
I’ve been writing a short story every week and sending it out to be considered for publication. Between that, the creative writing class I’m taking, and the novel I am also working on, my brain just hit maximum stuck mode.
The words just. won’t. come.
I need a break but my Google calendar is the devil on my shoulder reminding me of the weekly goal I set for myself.
“It’s Friday,” she says in her obnoxiously female voice.
“I know that,” I say, “but I’ve been working so hard. Can’t I have an extension just this once?”
This is her reply:
And so I sit here with Nadia, Ella, and Sarek (my characters) staring at me like
waiting for me to write out what happens next in their lives. But they’ll just have to stare. And I’m looking back at them like:
And I’ve decided I won’t be intimidated by my calendar or my characters who all seem to have bad attitudes today. And I have no room for that kind of negativity in my life.
I’m going to go read.
Or maybe watch You’ve Got Mail for the millionth time.
Until I write again….