In today’s post I’m going to share with you my TOP THREE FOOL PROOF METHODS for getting RE-INSPIRED and they ABSOLUTELY WILL WORK I PROMISE OR I’LL GIVE YOU THE CLICK FROM THIS CLICKBAIT BACK!!
*cough* did I give myself away?
Yeah. If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been pretty uninspired lately. Like, really. I haven’t written anything in months. But I love my story still.
I’ve fallen down the lazy rabbit hole of not creating. I’ve let myself go, really. It’s as if I was in the habit of working out, but things got difficult so I stopped working out. School got busy, I got a day job to pay for college this fall, and I put writing on the back burner, something I didn’t intend to do, ever.
In wake of stopping writing, I’ve lost all my inspiration and motivation for writing. Like, all of it. I think of my story often, though. I still love it, but I’ve lost track of it and haven’t been able to catch up with it.
Instead, I’ve picked up the hobby of this thing, I don’t think you’ll have heard of it, but it’s called YouTube? Yeah, it’s not that popular. I’ve just been watching this short little videos called video game play through while I doodle little pictures…
(That’s heavy on the sarcasm. I’ve spent hours and hours watching YouTube while I draw or whatever, instead of getting crap don e on my book. Not entire bad, but not entirely that great either.)
I’ve fallen down this rabbit hole, but I finally hit the end. I’m crawling out of it. Or attempting to.
I’ve tried again and again but I keep slipping back down. This time, it’s different. I bought a URL for my blog, so I’ve got to be serious now.
I have to. This is http://www.JenecaZody.com. I can’t mess around any more. 😉
So I’m writing this plan mostly for myself… as usual… But I thought I’d share it, none the less, and keep myself accountable.
This. .. is definitely my favorite thing to do. I always feel like I get more done when I a) leave the house b) leave the house early c) have coffee.
So this morning, I took my story out for coffee. You can do numerous things when you take your story out for coffee. I asked over on my Twitter what you guys did when y out ran out of motivation to write, and someone suggested write fan faction of your story.
So that’s what I did. You could also look at your story and pick up where you left off.
Find out what you were working on and go back to it. Find those plot holes and return to filling them in. Make a list, if you have to. Lists are your friend.
Some other advice I’ve received has been to watch movies, read widely and often, do other hobby things. That may work for some, but for me it’s become an excuse. Right now beside my mouse pad, I’ve got my sketchbook and a pile of winsor and newton markers. I’ve got an xbox controller begging me to go play Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on the Emulator I downloaded. There’s a stack of books on the shelf next to my desk just waiting to be read. I’ve even got a Majora’s Mask Let’s Play open in the window next to this blog post!
For me… it’s distracting. I’m someone who, regretably, just needs to sit my butt in a chair and just write. No complaining.
Which… this is the step that I’m having trouble taking. It’s easy to go out for coffee. It’s not too difficult to figure out what you need to work on next. I know that I need to work on line edits for Sparrow Singing, re-write/re-work a lot of the second book, and finish typo fixing the third book to give it to my lovely alpha-reader to read.
I just need to… do it.
Wish me luck.