NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 25 Survival Journal

44,308 / 50,000 words

So, I came upon a word today, a phrase perhaps. It made me smile.

In the writing world, we have a phrase called “Writer’s Block” which means you are unsure of how to proceed with your story, out of a reason such as fear, rejection, lack of material, or some other inexplicable thingamajig.

Today I am coining the term “Writer’s Blue Balls” as I’ve never seen it used and golly I like it.

So blue balls is when you’re all hot and bothered, and suddenly someone can’t finish what they started and you end up having this issue down south that you can’t take care of.

I diagnosed myself today with Writer’s Blue Balls. I was on lunch, writing, and had 30 minutes. I got to the Siege scenes where this huge freaggin battle breaks out, and all kinds of spells are flying everywhere, muskets are misfiring, and there is an overabundance of OH HOLY SHIT DID YOU SEE  WHAT HE JUST DID? It was so exciting, and i was reveling in the battle.

And then my lunch ran out of time, but my pen/keyboard had more to write. I didn’t want to stop, I wanted to finish, i wanted to get mine. But i was told, no sorry, we’re out of time.

It’s terrible. So yes, Writer’s Blue Balls is when you’re writing this sexy scene, and suddenly you have to stop and cant’t finish and spend the rest of the day all antsy and tripping balls over words like “Skippidlybop” and “Tuskerino!”.

Nanostrong. 5 days left.


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