Wednesday, March 6, 2013

IWSG: "Fat GUY in a LITTLE coat..."

If you have read ANY of my posts, you will know that I love to support my blogger followers & friends. But today, I needed me time. So what the dealio, you ask?? Lately... I have felt like this:

"FAT GUY IN A LITTLE COAT"
(movie: Tommy Boy)
(Yes, a fav movie)


            
you know you're singing it!!
 
No I don't have weight issues, I threw that scale out the window. Writer issues? Um...that doesn't fly so far when I tried throwing it.

I curbed writing my book, "Living RunAway" for several weeks. I was at such a climax in the story, I actually could not climb my sexy as Jennifer Lopez's butt down. -------------->
Even with my glittery cane!!

I didn't know where to go with it. I don't outline, never liked it in school & continue that no not me philosophy. So I was the "fat guy in a little coat". I was stuck!

                              I stepped away. "bye bye bye BYE BYE"
                        N*Sync was right for once!

Strangely enough, the longer the break, the easier it was to not WANT to write. I texted a friend about it, she said "get your hot Jennifer Lopez butt in gear & gosh darn it give me more to read!!"

After swearing off sugar induced texting, I got my yellow notebook out...and wrote & wrote & wrote, & doodled, & wrote, then doodled a little more, then wrote, mixing it with doodling...

 
 
SO KIDS!!
What's the lesson today???
Don't be a "fat guy in a little coat".
For one it's not sexy, and two you can't freakin' breath. 
Last I checked, breathing was as popular as krumping. Ergo...
 
GET YOUR KRUMPING BREATH ON &
write right wright rite write your little krumping hearts out!

42 comments:

Cynthia said...

For me, a little break from writing can easily turn into a long vacation from writing. Good for you for getting back into the swing of things.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Living RunAway is a great title, and I hope you have your J-LO butt insured. Now keep writing...

Julie

Azia said...

it's true! once you take a break-- it is so hard to get back into the groove! glad you hopped back on the train!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Yes Ma'am! Actually, I think I'm in danger of slipping down that road, so notice has been taken :-)

Mark Koopmans said...

I'm like a runaway car... don't break, don't break!!!

Julie Luek said...

This was just- funny. Good advice. No fat man. Got it.

Seriously? I can relate to that feeling though. When you feel stuck, put the project away and the longer it's away, the impossible it becomes, the more mountain-like it grows, until it seems insurmountable. And you're right, of course, the only way to conquer that is to take it out and chip away at it. Yay you!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, did you photoshop that J-Lo butt shot? I'm kinda expert at detecting stuff like that.

Al Diaz said...

First I must thank you for the morning grin you gave me. Yes, putting things for later for too long doesn't work for me either. I will certainly follow your advice although I have like 3 small coats. It's difficult to find tailors for dragons, you know.

Pat Hatt said...

Yep write away, do it every day in one way or another at my bay.

Suze said...

The glittery cane made me laugh. Thanks for that. :)

Mark Means said...

Great advice, I love it! :)

ilima said...

This is hilarious. And now I have that phrase/tune in my head...thanks a lot. Unfortunately, I'm a fat guy in a little coat right now--completely stuck. I will start writing asap! :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I would never dream you were at a loss for words. But- if you ever find yourself at a loss for them again...hit my inbox and I'll email you some. I have a serious word diarrhea problem, so I always have crap to spare.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Love this! The hardest thing to do is write while feeling insecure. I'm so glad you pushed your JLo booty through it! Thanks for the reminder that writing is not only a labor of love, but a big-freaking-fat-guy-in-a-little-coat labor sometimes--but totally worth it!

Andrew Leon said...

I've never seen that movie. >tears<

Johanna Garth said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! Even your iswg post makes me smile :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great advice, and great post! Happy writing!

nutschell said...

little breaks can turn into years! I havent written anything new in a long time, but I have been revising. And it still feels like I'm not doing enough. Guess we all have moments like this!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Rena said...

Taking a break is good, but coming back is hard. I'm glad you got back to it.

In the mean time, I'll go write right now.

Jessie Humphries said...

All sorts of awesome little gems here! Haha

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Take too long a break and you may never come back!

Elise Fallson said...

I need to start doing those squats!

I don't like doing outlines either, but when I get stuck in the story, I sometimes wish I did. But then I'll cuss a lot, eat chocolate and whine some, then suddenly I'll find myself working through the story again.

Lexa Cain said...

You are so funny! I really enjoyed the post, especially the ending, and I promise to write, right, wright as much as I can! :-)

Mel Kinnel said...

Very funny post! I have my WIP on the shelf for a rest because I was stumped on how to go on.

Laura said...

I think it's important to write every day even if you don't want to, because like you said, it's easy to stop writing completely.

klahanie said...

Hey Tammy,

You know you are much loved, adored by your ever growing legion of starstruck fans.

I reckon when someone doesn't know what to write about they can write about that they have nothing to write about which then becomes something because they have written about the fact they have nothing to write about and if you're into grammar anarchy and enjoy holding your breath you can do a run-on sentence and forget about using commas to help even further in helping you hold your breath.

I shall save you the trouble of replying to my comment. "Thank you for your comment, Gary!"

Jenny S. Morris said...

LOL. This is totally how I feel about my current WIP. I gotta rip the back of my coat and get my glittery butt in gear. Congrats on writing more!!

Romance Reader said...

Good advice! Well done on writing more!

Nas

Medeia Sharif said...

I'll never forget how years ago, during my first two years of teaching, I was so overwhelmed by my new career that I barely wrote. I would go for weeks, sometimes months, without writing until I got back in the swing of things. It was hard to get back in, but I got back in for good. Fantastic post.

Tammy Theriault said...

I'D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WARM LOVE, NOTES, AND MONEY SENT MY WAY...BUT I PREFER THE MONEY. HAHAHA...not really. So inspired after hearing everyone's comments. THANK YOU!!!

big squeeze with my man muscles!!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Shew, that made me tired. Writing's like sex...the longer you go without, the less you want it. AmIright or AmIright or AmIright? Not so much?

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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Julie said...

Thanks for the smile! Fun way to deal with a difficult issue. :)

Mina Burrows said...

Loved this. And I know exactly how you feel. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Spit out my coffee with this.... BWAAAAAAA!

I LOVE coming to your blog. I know EXACTLY how you felt... I feel that way OFTEN. But like you the fat guy in the tiny coat is JUST NOT ME so I WRITE!!!!!!

I certainly couldn't pull off the sequined body suit BUT it works well on you Tammy!

Laura Eno said...

YES! For me, I have to keep writing even if I don't feel like it or the words aren't there. The longer I wait, the worse it gets.

That's why right now I'm in a cave ignoring everybody. :)

DEZMOND said...

how on Earth did you get your paws on my sequined leotard??? I thought I gave it to Michael DI GEsu LOL :p

Christine Rains said...

Awesome advice! Never be that guy. Ever. Does krumping have anything to do with crumpets?

Nick Wilford said...

Glad you got back to it! Not writing is a habit that's too easy to slip into. I need to do editing. I have been busy, but I know I'm kind of procrastinating dealing with the slew of issues that's bound to come up!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I write every day even if it's just a couple paragraphs :)

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