Day 40

I think I have a plan to get me back to writing.

Due to a lot of the things that have gotten in the way, a lot of my motivation to get it done has been slowly ebbing away. Currently, I have a headache and I’m feeling absolutely exhausted and could fall over on to my bed and sleep for a few hours. Will I? Probably not.

Either way, because of these things I’ve been losing that push and motivation to get back into writing. So I’ve thought up a plan of sorts. If I find myself sitting and staring at my iPad screen because I’m bored, I must then think of something to write. It will either be a short story or just an excerpt from a much bigger story, but it has to be something, anything at all. I figure that the more I write little bits of randomness here and there, some of that motivation will start coming back and I’ll be able to get back on the metaphorical horse.

I started it today. I sat down, had this random idea about a snowy, cold mountain, and just started writing something. I can’t entirely say how many words it was, but it was enough to fill my screen on my iPad and refuse to allow me to scroll down to see what I was typing (kind of annoying, don’t think I’ll be using the app again).

It hasn’t pushed me too much yet, but I think the motivation is slowly coming back. If I wasn’t so exhausted and drained, I think I would actually have more motivation to look at the manuscript again.

Anyway, hope everyone has a good week. I’ll be updating as I do more writing. I’m hoping this plan will help get me back to it.


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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