Wednesday, February 5, 2014

#IWSG for February - Motivation

As I posted in my December #IWSG post on perfectionism, 2013 was a very good year for me. I wrote a lot, published a lot and sold a lot (well, at least for me).

But the last quarter of 2013 was so filled with new personal adventures that writing was put on the back burner and even my blogs were neglected.

Now it's already the second month of 2014 and I still haven't written anything but a few blog posts. Where did my motivation go and will I find it again? I did
put myself on a deadline, promising myself and my readers that by Valentine's Day I would get back to writing. I also signed up for the 2014 April A to Z Challenge and have done a little prep work for that.

But serious writing? Sigh...nothing and I fear my motivation is lacking. What do you do when you just don't feel like writing, even though the stories are sitting in your head just waiting?

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  1. I've been there. Sometimes I just need to take some time off from writing. I watch a lot of movies, read a lot, or go to art museums, anything that is inspiring.
    Eventually the excitement comes back, but only if I don't force it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jenni. You are right about not forcing it...gotta let it flow! I think my Mojo is slowly coming back...hope so!

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  2. I'm with you on this. I still faithfully manage to crank out blog posts, but, alas, that "serious writing". Life does get in the way sometimes, but without it I guess we'd have nothing to live for.

    Lee
    A Few Words

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    1. Life is for the living....good or bad. Let's hope we get to the good more often than the bad, Lee!

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  3. I have an award for you at my blog. Perhaps that will motivate you...or give you one more excuse to avoid serious writing. :-)

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  4. Welcome back to writing! We are all here to support each other :) Also, welcome to the A to Z theme reveal! So glad you joined us.

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    1. I am SO looking forward to doing A to Z again...so many stories running through my head. Now to practice BIC HOK TAM (Butt in Chair, Hands on Keyboard, Typing Away Madly).

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