Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thoughtful Tuesday - Motivation

Well, I've been barely posting lately, and I hate it. I like my schedule, but I honestly have trouble asking people to read and comment on my blog when I can't get to theirs. I've been so busy and it's my fault. I lost motivation somewhere in the last few weeks. Critiques are backed up, no writing has been happening, and of course-no blogging except Thursdays most of the time.

I don't know where my motivation went. This funk I've found myself in sucks and I don't know what to do to get out of it. I start to, I get a crit done and think, YES! One down. Then I look at the long list of crits and I'm done. I get lost in cleaning or organizing the house, browsing the internet, procrastinating on AQC. My friends have been supportive-even the ones who're waiting and waiting for their chapters to be critted. I've got some of the best cheerleaders and yet, I can't seem to just get things done.

I'm writing this post because I've neglected my blog and my readers, and I don't like that.

So, I ask you, my loyal readers, does this ever happen to you? Do you lose your motivation to do writerly things? Other non writerly things? Do you ever just feel like you've lost your mojo and have no clue how to get it back? What do you do (if anything) to help get yourself back on track?

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

After finishing final edits on my second book, I really didn't write anything for almost six months. You just need something to refresh you again. A little spark that will ignite everything. And it will happen!

Em-Musing said...

You feel the angst of many. I hit bumps all the time and lately I've been working with the book, The Healing Code; specifically on my procrastination. So far, I've been moving forward.

Jeannette said...

I don't have any ground-breaking insights for you, but I do hope you're able to get out of the funk soon. I was in it a few months ago, and after devoting a couple of weeks to SLEEP, I was back on track. Funny how we think we don't need that?!

caterina torres said...

I'd say the best thing to do is to forget everything, but that's tough to do. The way I got out of my funk was writing a new book, separate from the one I had writer's block on. Maybe you should just ban yourself from the computer for a few days and see what happens? =)

Anonymously Yours said...

Yes. My mojo has taken a vacay and I don't want to do anything. I have a high stress weekend coming up, but maybe, just maybe, after that I can find it again. If not, well, a break is due. Some type of adventure. Full tank of gas and mustang hunting, or head over to Yellowstone. But you have to find your own. What inspires you?

Terri Bruce said...

Jeannette took the words right out of my mouth! SLEEP. I get all listless, unable to focus, and unmotivated/mojoless when I'm not getting enough sleep - enough GOOD QUALITY sleep that is (deep, REM sleep). Getting back into a regular sleeping schedule with 8 hours per night always snaps me back into shape. Feel better!

Kela McClelland said...

Thank you so much, y'all. I'm not really sure what hit today, but I've managed to get a little more done. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be back on track by next week...I'm really planning on that.

Thanks again! <3