More Snow in Michigan
What do you do when you've been snowed in... metaphorically as well as literally?
How do you get back to work?
Yesterday, I started my third draft of my novel. I wrote a new opening, a prologue of sorts, and revised the first couple of chapters.
Today I haven't opened the file.
Gosh darn it.
It doesn't matter how hard you work at something, how long you get your routine going, how fast you're steaming along, there almost always seems to come a time when life or timing or the creative process, or the weather or whatever it is gets in your way and things come to a screeching halt.
I guess I shouldn't complain about "not being able to do anything."
In fact, I know I shouldn't complain about it, because the more energy I put into how I can't write, or can't paint, or can't get my energy going... well, the more I can't do any of those things.
It's a far more productive technique to start thinking about how I COULD make some time out for writing. Or take notes on some ideas I want to put in my novel. Or paint a lame picture that is never meant to be a masterpiece, but more just for fun.
Or maybe I could start taking walks and getting some exercise, like people are always advising me to do.... naaaah. (Did you see that snowy picture? Real life! Current.)
Anyway, what are your tricks and treats for getting your mojo going again?
I am open to all suggestions... although I'm still doubtful about the exercising thing.
3 days ago