You haven’t been motivated to write lately…so what do you do? Take a little break and spend more time on yourself or find ways to bring back the motivation? There is no wrong answer here, but we will dive into both of these answers to see where you may or may not stand.
Spend More Time on Yourself
Don’t worry if writing is getting harder, it might just be a way of telling your brain you need a well deserved break. So our recommendation is to do just that! Think of some things that you have been meaning to do but just haven’t had the time. Go meet up with friends, hit up the local fair or farmers market or head to the movie theater or go to a new restaurant. By taking your mind off the things that you are “expected” to do just might be exactly what you need to get back into it!
How to Spark Motivation
You’re on an intense deadline and you can’t seem to find the right words. Have no fear, more often than not there are ways to spark motivation. Dive a little deeper into what you’re writing about, is it a new thriller, romance or sequel to your book? If you are writing about a specific genre one great way to get inspired is to do what your characters are doing (within reason of course). Now that spooky season is upon us, go on a ghost tour or haunted house to get ideas for your thriller. Or head to a romantic restaurant or a place like where your characters met. Try and make your real life about what you’re writing, or trying to write, it might be easy for the words to fall out!
Hello Monday! I always like to start the beginning of the week with motivation, and I hope that it inspires you all to do the same! This week focus on going outside the norm. You don’t realize how much you conform to society’s standards until you realize why you do things a certain way. So be different! And don’t try so hard to be normal because as Maya Angelou said “you will never know how amazing you can be.”
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Here is your weekly reminder that you can accomplish anything! You shouldn’t limit yourself before it’s even begun. If you can think it you most likely can achieve it, and guess what? There’s so many resources at your disposal to help you get there!
So even while this says “go as far as your mind lets you” the beauty of it is…you can constantly be learning and educating yourself. You don’t think you can get 500 followers? Look into analytics and click rate. The internet is your best friend! AND hey, you found this post to give you the push you need! First step, complete.
If you need more motivation go look at our previous Monday posts and it will be sure to put some pep in your step (and come back for more)!
Close your eyes and think of the time when you really wanted to be something or do something..you might have even attempted it, but something got in your way. This is a friendly reminder that it is still achievable! You can still finish your book series that’s been saved on a file for 3 years, or finally quit your job to be a travel blogger!
The possibilities are endless and know that it is never too late! Even though Eat, Pray, Love didn’t get the best reviews the message is still there…go out and do it for YOU!
(And if you haven’t seen the movie it’s on Netflix)
Here at The Write Nook we love to encourage you to make goals! They could be as small as “go to bed at 10pm” or as big as “finish my novel this month.” The key is to think of what you want and set a time for it! Deadlines aren’t always bad, especially when it comes to living out your best life.
My hopes are that you have read the title and your mind has been filled with Fleetwood Mac. However, if that is not the case please listen to the song before you continue… just kidding, but it is a great song!
And like most songs it has a great line that you can use as motivation/inspiration in your everyday life. Go your own way…how wonderful. We are constantly told this in other manners such as be your own person, or live outside of the box, but for today’s sake we will say, “go your own way.”
So if there are any authors out there who do not want to write a character because they don’t think they will be popular enough, or if someone has even said you can’t be an author… I say, go your own way! Make your own path! Life is worth taking the risks.
Creativity: the use of imagination or original ideas.
Take risks, think in a way that’s outside the box! I wanted to look into how someone can spark more creativity in their life, and came across a very interesting article. 10 Psychological Tricks That Will Boost Your Creativity. In this article they discuss how you have to seek out things that inspire you, rather than waiting for something inspirational to happen.
I personally loved all of the tips mentioned, and will be sure to try and introduce them into my own life. Creativity is endless! We just have to find the right recipes for ourselves to keep our creativity flowing!