By: Jackie (Write to Done)
Have you ever lost the motivation to write?
You know what that feels like—projects wait to get started, they stall, or they go unfinished.
Your head is filled with a fog, instead of the lightness of inspired ideas.
I’ve been there.
At times, I feel excited and in the flow — fingers dancing over the keyboard. At others, sitting down to write is heavy and challenging.
But losing your motivation doesn’t mean you have to lose heart.
Losing our motivation is part of the larger creative process. We wouldn’t have the bursts of inspiration and productivity without the difficult creative dips.
When we lose our creative steam, not only does our writing come to a crawl, but we also start feeling low about ourselves.
For example, when you aren’t writing, the feeling that you should be working nags at the back of your mind. This tension creates further stagnation and deepens the creative funk.
This can be particularly hard when you have a deadline, a goal, or a practice you are trying to maintain. In these situations, wouldn’t it be great to keep learning to write, even minus the motivation muscle?
Here are five tips to help you take charge of your writing till you get your motivation back.
These strategies will recharge your creative batteries and help you jump back into the work you were initially excited to do.
1. Honor the Rest Period
. . .
Read the full article HERE!
If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
- Want to Know More About the Structure of Your Favorite Books and Movies? Announcing the Story Structure Database! http://ow.ly/MgX1v
- The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post http://ow.ly/MgX5z
- 10 top tips from a self-publishing survivor http://ow.ly/MgX8q
- Google Ads 101: A Guide for Indie Authors http://ow.ly/MgXam
- Book Marketing Plan - The Definitive Checklist | Tim Grahl http://ow.ly/MgXkh
- James Scott Bell on Writing Smarter - Storyfix.com http://ow.ly/MgXAM
- Amazon Advertising Services for Indie Authors, Yea or Nay? | Lindsay Buroker http://ow.ly/MgXH8
- Powerful Pictures Perform: How to Create Images That Grab Attention | Your Writer Platform http://ow.ly/MgXOi
- Social Media Dashboards for Authors: Free Apps May Not Be Your Best Option by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer http://ow.ly/MgXVY
- Writer Unboxed » Inside the Mind of an Author a Week Before Her Book Publishes… http://ow.ly/MgY3l
- How to Accomplish Twice the Writing in Half the Time http://ow.ly/MgY9e
- Revision Technique: Why Did You Do That? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author http://ow.ly/MgYh6
- Too Little Backstory Can Be a Fatal Flaw | Live Write Thrive http://ow.ly/MgYmr
- Fiction University: Marketing and the Small Press http://ow.ly/MgYqr
- 5 Reasons You Should Produce Your Own (Short) Movie - ScreenCraft http://ow.ly/MgYx2
- Are You Capturing Your Share of Audiobooks Sales? - Where Writers Win http://ow.ly/MgYBi
- Ruby Slippered Sisterhood » Where Do Stories Come From? http://ow.ly/MgYIQ
- How to Use YouTube Cards to Promote Your Business | Social Media Examiner http://ow.ly/MgYZY
- Missed Marketing Opportunities: How to Market to Women and Millennials - Author Marketing Experts, Inc. http://ow.ly/MgZ6G
- Southern Writers - Suite T: 5 Tools Everyone in the TWITTER FOLLOWER Industry Should Be Using http://ow.ly/MgZdi
- The Future of Ink - Digital Publishing for Online Entrepreneurs http://ow.ly/MgZqL
- When You Hit A Brick Wall - Books & Such Literary Management http://ow.ly/MgZuu
- The Bad News About Becoming a Professional Writer http://ow.ly/MgZzn
- Learning to Write When You've Lost Your Mojo: 5 Tips | Write to Done http://ow.ly/MgZDS
A Thursday quiz for you by @CliveEaton! So, which @KathyLLogan novel features @1EileanDonan castle? #Scotland pic.twitter.com/AD4bqYs7Lc— VisitScotland (@VisitScotland) April 30, 2015