Well as you can probably gather from the title, this is about motivation, or in my case over the last week the lack of it. Whether it was due to adjusting to changes in my personal life and my new sleep pattern I’m not sure, but last week my motivation decided to pack its bags and take a vacation. I still managed to get some words down but with my motivation awol it proved to be hard at times to focus.
In the past when that happened I forced myself to stay in my chair and write, but do you know what? When it came back and I looked over what I’d done, I ended up deleting at least eighty percent of it. Now, I can be stubborn and sometimes that is a good thing, but not when you are trying to create something and your mojo isn’t playing ball. It took time but I learned that for me personally if I am sitting in front of my laptop trying to write while the squirrels inside my head send my thoughts in a thousand different directions at once, its time to step away, take a break, and reboot.
So last week I took a couple of days off. I still did things connected to my writing, but not a Word document was opened. When I returned to my laptop and opened up one of my current works in progress the squirrels were silent, my characters were in full voice, and the words started to flow again.
Fingers crossed, my motivation will be refreshed from its vacation and not vanish on me again anytime soon.
Until next time, take care one and all.