Workout Your Creative Muscle

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good day ❤

As you might already know through my previous posts that it’s been a while since I wrote or edited any fiction word. Only in the Writer’s Log series while I worked hard on my blog, my own mental health and working on decluttering our home to simplify our lives… Only then the fiction words started to flow again. As if something was clogging my creative mood or creative flow, and when it happened I suddenly stopped being creative. When we started to declutter and figure out what we really want, I knew that the creative flow will arrive and it did.

Doing that may help to bring back my creativity but it also didn’t do much good. I should have workout my creative muscle, even if I didn’t feel much like writing or didn’t trust my words.

However, in this Writer’s Log, I learned that writing is just like any other muscle we try to workout on, and I should treat it that way. So I started showing up for my work and try to workout that creative muscle I’ve neglected for far too long, every day.

I may not publish a book until I’m 50 (which isn’t that far away, hehe), but I am sure that if I will keep this up and keep working out this writing muscle I may publish soon enough.

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” ― Jane Yolen

So how to workout that creative muscle?

Show up for yourself

As I said in my previous post: How To Show Up For Yourself, just by showing up will do more wonder than thinking or beating yourself up for it. I started showing up for my work. I opened my laptop and stared at the words (which I hated to the bone) and then I stared some more and after half an hour of not feeling it and not writing a single word, I closed my laptop until the next day and the day after that. Sooner or later words came out (good and bad, but they came out) and soon enough I started to love what was coming out and my creative muscle grew a bit 😉

Have a realistic plan

I used to plan my writing day, even when I had a busy and extremely exhausting day with my mom and from doing things around the house, which only led me to feel more disappointed and more aggravated about the entire thing.

But I’m the real blame here, I should have never plan to write 10K, 5K or even 1K in days like yesterday or days like we used to have. In days like these, all I need to plan is how I will rest, eat and heal myself (body and soul) but not write. Now for some writing can be a great escape of life so they can write even when life is stressful but for me it’s just like any other muscle in your body, if you overstress the entire body nothing will work right and more so my writing will be just shit (sorry for the language, hehe).

So having a realistic view of your life and a realistic plan of your writing day/hour is very important and will help you a lot out on exercising that writing muscle.

Nourish your creativity

Like on any workout you need to nourish your body so you can actually do that workout. Creativity is the same. You need to nourish your mind in order to make your creativity flow. All you need to do is what makes you relax and fill up that creativity well.

For me, what works is Reading, blogging, decluttering and organizing my desk, drawing, planning, looking at some pictures, and just walking around.

Enjoy that workout, make it fun 😉

By doing all these little things that each helps a lot, your creative well will feel up again and you will be ready to do some creative writing.

What works great for me is doing some writing sprints by myself or with others, journaling, free writing, doing some cool challenges (like I’m about to do over on my Patreon, go check it out). Doing things that will bring the fun back to my writing process and fill that creative well for a long while.

All these little things help so much with exercising that writing/creative muscle so much but I think the most important and will keep saying it as that is my new lesson this year, lol and that is: Show up for yourself and for your work – never give up.

How do you workout your creative muscle?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Guest Post: Unexpected, Exciting Developments By M. J. Mallon

I am thrilled to say that I have outlined the major events in Book Two in the series – The Curse of Time. So, if you haven’t read The Curse of Time Book One Bloodstone now’s the time to do so!

During this process, I stumbled upon a plot development idea that shocked me. I’d started writing the bare bones of the ending of book two and then POW it hit me. I can’t divulge what my idea is for fear of spoiling it for you, but I can say that it will take the story on an unexpected pathway into a potential book three.

This Kapow aspect of writing excites, empowers and intrigues me.

During the creative process of writing The Curse of Time Book One Bloodstone, I didn’t plot much at all. I wrote from a reservoir of my imagination. I had to restructure a lot, but this meant that TCOT is a highly imaginative concept.

My reviewers have been saying lots of wonderful things about TCOT.

Here are just a couple of review quote snippets:

‘This is a brilliant book for young adults interested in magic, supernatural, paranormal, fantasy and myth. I found it highly readable and the author’s imagination is phenomenal, as is the fluency of her language and the dazzling way she describes the curious events and characters in her story. I loved the idea of Esme, the girl trapped in the mirror.’

S C Skillman, author

‘The curse of time is a beautifully written book. I really enjoyed M.J. Mallon’s style of writing and the beautiful characters she created. Even though aimed at the YA audience I enjoyed it and found myself totally engrossed.

The story is almost dreamlike, very addictive and quirky. I loved all the references to crystals and the magical element. I was keen to find out the mystery linked to Amelina’s Dad’s disappearance and eventual reappearance. This is such a mixing pot of delights, you have gorgeous poetry scattered throughout, a girl stuck in a mirror and a magically enchanted paint set and this is the tip of the iceberg!’ Lisa, Book Addiction UK.

One of my subsidiary characters became far more important. In fact, she became one of my favourite characters.

Let me introduce you to Esme.

Portrait of Esme – Copyright artist Carolina Russo – https://yesterdayafter.com/

Imaginative Developments: Mental Health and Entrapment

  • I had an idea to write about a girl trapped in a mirror and Esme became that girl. I realized she needed to be more interesting and defined. I struggled with this for some time. Then, during the writing process, I had a Eureka moment – I decided to link the mirror girl Esme’s imprisonment to mental health.

Mental Health is a form of entrapment. A person who is suffering from mental health problems isn’t free. They are unable to live life to the full as fear anxiety, depression and mental health issues hold them back. Esme is that person. She is a prisoner in the mirrors of Amelina’s house and she is also imprisoned by her mental health issues. Esme is a victim of a curse but prior to her imprisonment, she had also been stuck in a vicious circle of self-harm.

Esme became the character I longed for – a character with huge potential for truth, hope, and discussion. I now have so many ways to portray her and…

The reader will be able to see her journey throughout the series.

Will Esme recover from her self-harm?

Will she escape the imprisonment of the curse?

Will I be able to help Esme feel good about herself?

Esme’s character will allow an open and frank discussion on the crucially important topic of mental health/self-harm/depression/anxiety which matters so much to me.

Esme also features in book two, with an emphasis on recovery and hope along with all the original cast of book one.

Imaginative Developments: Crystals

  • Wow, I just love them. I have a lovely collection at home. So it’s no surprise that there’s a magical crystal cottage in The Curse of Time. But, this haven of beauty, light, and magic isn’t open to everyone. No way! It’s strictly by invitation only. My main protagonist, fifteen-year-old Amelina Scott is allowed to visit but will Ryder creep in? Wait and see… There will be some amazing developments with regard to the cottage in Book Two. Expect twin doors…

Imaginative Developments: Tattoos and Art

  • Tattoos. This is hysterical. What can you do with tattoos in a fantasy novel? Perhaps you can cover your villain with them. Hey, maybe you can bring those tattoos alive, and link those black tattoos to shadows. Perhaps you can take this further and make them smoking hot! Interesting… Now, how cool is that?

Just imagine what fun I can have with tattoos in future books… Oh my!

(I have a thing about bringing art alive and this is also portrayed in the Creature of The Cottage.)

Portrait of The Creature – copyright artist Carolina Russo – https://yesterdayafter.com/

Imaginative Developments: Clocks and Rollercoasters

There are three wonderful Chronopage clock creations invented by Dr. John C Taylor, OBE http://www.johnctaylor.com/who I had the pleasure of meeting in September 2017.

The magnificent grasshopper lives in King’s Parade in Cambridge, and features in Book One. The midsummer Chronopage showcases a mythological fly and the dragon Chronopage is, of course, a dragon. Look at that pearl on the dragon’s tongue! I can’t wait to write about the mythological fly and the dragon in the next two books in the series.

In the meantime, I have plans for the grasshopper to come alive and get up to a bunch of mischief in Book Two.

Aren’t they stunning?

http://johnctaylor.com

And … there will be an epic rollercoaster in Book Two and some riddles…

If you like fantasy, adore Dr. Who (like I do,) I hope you will give The Curse of Time a try.

Don’t forget to check out Marjorie’s Interview and Book review 😀

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Writing Ritual Tag

Hello everyone, I hope you are feeling well and having a wonderful day 😀 For me, this month is already full of doctors appointments (for my mom), long holiday and almost no time for myself and to write. However, from next week things will change a lot when my husband starts his school, and I will have 3 whole days to myself… to write, edit and put a little dent in my projects, lol.

More than a month ago I watched the lovely author Kim Chance on her YouTube channel and I saw this cute tag and I knew that I have to do this tag 🙂 Btw if you don’t know Kim Chance or her upcoming book – Keeper, then go visit her channel and say hello ❤

Questions for the Writing Rituals Tag

When do you write? (time of day, day of week)

Well, I mostly love to write at night but life won’t have it. So… I write in the morning when I am all alone in the house up until the sun is high up in the sky. I don’t have a specific day to write, every day or time that I get to write is a gift for me ❤

How do you seclude yourself from the outside world?

That is so easy. I love listening to the Rainy Mood app (and site) ❤ I’ve been using it for years now. I also try to write when I am alone in the house, that way I can write tons of words without any stress or interruptions.

How do you review what you wrote the previous day?

I usually use two ways: I select everything and let my Windows or Chrom speak what I wrote out loud and take notes. I also love reading what I wrote out loud with the right emotion (if I read a dialog), like actors going through their script.

What song is your go-to when you’re feeling uninspired?

Hmm… This one is hard, as I don’t listen to music while writing, but when I hear rain outside or just rain on that site, It puts me in the right mood for writing, lol, always!

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What do you always do (i.e. listen to music, read, watch youtube, etc.) when you find yourself struggling with writer’s block?

Writing block is hard at times, but what works best for me is to write little poems, watch youtube on writing and on books, trying to write new ideas and new characters that maybe will inspire me more and free me of whatever stopped me from writing before.

I love going back to my favorite books and re-read them again to get the energies back.

I also take a look at my outline and try to find what made me feel stuck. Maybe there are things that aren’t working for my story and I will need to change them.

What tools do you use when you’re writing?

This is easy. I use my computer (word document) if I can. Sometimes, and sadly this happened a lot lately, lol, I use my phone (google keep), I use Rainy Mood app or site, pen, and paper (I mean a huge white paper that covers a huge part of my desk, I love it).

What’s the one thing you can’t live without during a writing session?

Pen and paper. I love my huge white papers (the kind that kids use to paint on, lol). If I am out and I am using my phone, then I must use the rainy mood with headphones.

How do you fuel yourself during your writing session?

Coffee, tea, snacks and more coffee. Wait… Did I say coffee already?

Coffee n' Notes

How do you know when you’re done writing?

Well… Here I really agree with Kim on that, I try to ask myself if I feel good with what I wrote and if there was good progress. If the answer is yes then I know I am ready to finish for today. But, from time to time if I must I will use a word count, page or chapter goal, but I try not to do that a lot.

That is all for this tag, this was such a fun tag to do 😀

I will tag a few people, but if you wish to do it yourself, consider yourself – Tagged!  (don’t forget to link your tag in my comments so I will see your answers).

Heena Rathore P.

Kate M. Colby

Rachel Poli

E.E. Rawls

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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My 4 NaNoWriMo Tips

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has started (yay) and what made this even more special, rain has finally arrived. Rain is here

Brainstorm

Take a bit of time to just brainstorm your idea. Write how you see the story starts and how it might end. Knowing how it will end, will help you when you get a bit stuck (this mostly happen, somewhere in the middle of the month). After you have the beginning and end, throw some adventure on the hero’s way 😀 This is by far my favorite thing to do besides the writing itself of course, lol.

Silence your editor

Yes, we all know this one and it’s hard not to stop and edit that word, or that annoying scene. But don’t! Leave your wonderful editor aside and remember, now you just write, nothing more. Just write.

Write in short bursts

Most nanowrimos can tell you that writing in short burst of 15-25 minutes, can truly help you write faster and just put you the right mood for writing. There’s nothing else in the world but your writing in those 15-25 minutes. Here you can use nano words sprints on Twitter, use an app like the Pomodoro or just put a timer on. This just makes things more manageable and less overbearing.

Community

Nano is not just a sprint to the finish line, it’s also lots of fun. There is so much power in the Nano community, that I urge you to look on Their site for some buddy friends, on twitter and all the social media, you are following. I love the Nano community so much ❤

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Enjoy this time, get inspired and have fun with your writing. 

That’s all for now and I will keep writing and update throughout NaNoWriMo. I will not be doing nano every day, but I still hope to achieve the 50K goal. I did put in my planner some writing day, as I call them. So far today my word count is 3K of writing and 4 pages of edit 😀 I guess it’s ok for now, lol.

How was your first day of Nano?

As always thank you so much for reading ❤

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Random Ramblings

RandomRamblings

Hello everyone, happy Monday to you all 🙂

Omg, where do I begin?

As always, there are so many things going on at once in my life. July and August (so far) are very much the same as the months before (hectic and crazy). But, I did manage to get things done. Maybe not as much as I wanted or planned, but hey… Some progress is still progress 😀

My Editing

I was able to sit down and edit. I didn’t reach my monthly goal of 50K (for July), but I got a nice amount done of 34K. I was happy I even got to do that, lol. Sadly August wasn’t a good start. Since the 1st of August, I only edited 4K.

I know… That’s just horrible. Listen to me, if you are like me and you love to write more freely and edit later – don’t! For the love of all that is human (lol), don’t! I learned this the hard way.

Room, Writing, Coffeen' Notes

I am more of a freestyle writer, all I want is to tell the story and give life to the characters and the world around them, while they adventure through many beautiful and painful moments.

Now… Editing all of this massive amount is hard (for me), but recently I’ve learned that if I write freely and then I take a day in the week where I only edit the stuff I’ve written before, it made the process move faster and better.

Now I know this may not work for all, but for me, it was a hard-learned lesson

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Online Things

Well, recently I had a few issues with my social media/blog/my newsletter.

My blog stopped sending me people’s posts to my email (since mid-June) and I’m trying to fix that, but I haven’t yet been successful. Also, my scheduling with WordPress has gone crazy (again). I really don’t know what to do with it 😦 Every time I schedule, it just won’t post at the right time and date that I say or it just posts in the date that I’ve written, lol.

Sailor Moon, Coffee n' Notes, Crying

So if you have any advice, I would love any help (any) 😀

My email (Gmail), decided to mix all my filters, making me do the only thing I could do… Delete all my filters (lol), yep! For me this was horrible.

My newsletter (wow), there are so many things going on there, with the new rules of free emails and such things, I haven’t yet done anything about it. I have been trying, though. What I was able to do (finally), is change my newsletter’s layout and I am happy with how it looks (it looks shiny and pretty, lol).

So don’t forget to sign up 😀

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Indoor things 😉

With all the house cleaning that I had to do these past few weeks and believe me when I say, I had tons of cleaning and organizing to do.

Minions, Cleaning, Coffee n' Notes

But as life happens, I did months of cleaning in a less than 2 days, lol with almost no sleep at all 😀 Saturday and Sunday, I’ve slept for most of these days. But now, the house is clean and looks amazing ❤

I still have some unfinished projects around the house that we must take care of, but for now… I am happy and not so stressed about the house chores. It was so fun to just sit and edit and while looked around the house to see it clean and just go back into my editing (I call this a success) 😀

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Okay, we are done for now, lol. Before this post will get too long.

Thank you so much for reading  ❤

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Weekly Round Up

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Hey everyone (it’s a very late Sunday here)  😉 I hope you are all having a nice weekend ❤

I spent my Friday in the hospital with my mom, due to a huge allergy reaction she had and I only got home at 2am. I slept all through Saturday and through most of Sunday, lol.

I felt too exhausted, to do anything (I hate hospitals). Today I made some arrangements as my mom and I are going back to the hospital to do a biopsy and see why my mom’s legs are so puffy and red. Tomorrow it’s going to be a busy day as well… Yay 😉

This weekly round-up will be short, so let’s jump right into it 😀

Quarterly Goals Recap

Quarterly Goals Recap

Here, you can see how I did in my last quarter of Jan-Mar. I had over 20 goals and the goal was to achieve at least half of them. These were really busy, three months.

Quarterly Goals

Goals

See what goals I’ve set up for myself for the next quarter of Apr-Jun. This is the second time I am doing Quarterly Goals and so far I really love it. It’s really hard and overwhelming to look at all the goals and try to finish them all in one month. This way I try to stay accountable and it makes me feel less overwhelmed (win-win) 🙂

That is all for this weekly round-up, I hope it will inspire you to go and set up some goals for your projects and for the things you want to achieve.

Take it easy tomorrow (after all, it’s Monday, lol and if you are like me… I see lots of coffee in your future 😉

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As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Writing In Chaos

Good evening everyone, hope your day (and week) is going great 🙂 Today I was at home all day and just tried to catch up on a few blog posts (I missed so many, sorry guys). It was so fun to read your posts and enjoy this time just for that ❤

After a few people DM me on twitter and emailed me the same question “How do you find time to write? I am starting this temporary feature of Writing In Chaos. Once a week I will share my most loved tip of how to write while your life is not as relaxed and organized, as you wished it to be 😉

So let’s start 😀

Find Claim The Time

Life… Life can be so hard, chaotic and stressful. Writing while all of this is going on around you is even harder mentally, emotionally and even just to “find” the right time to write. I can tell you from my own experience that “finding the right time” is hard and almost impossible to find.

I learned that there is no ‘right time’ for writing.

Now I will say this and this is the honest truth for me… I can’t edit while I’m stressed out. I can always blame my illness that can’t handle stress at all, but I am not doing that. When I’m stressed I just can’t sit down and edit (it’s that simple). Editing takes way too much from me, unlike writing.

So before I will run with my thoughts too much, making this posts even longer, lol, I will go back to my post title 😀

So… How do you write while living a chaotic and stressful life?

The short answer, you can’t! (But wait…)

The right answer here is… Relax! 😀

Learn to relax for just a little while and then write.

You need to find 1 minutes, or 5 minutes (the place doesn’t matter right now, it can be even in the bathroom, lol) but you must bring yourself to breathe and relax.

With all that is going on in my life right now and this blazing heat, I can’t edit a single word but I can find those little moments and write. I call it freestyle writing. In this type of writing, you take 1 minutes or more and start writing on whatever comes to mind (I mean… whatever).

It can be about your day, an object in front of you, a word that jumped into your mind, a place you dream to go or a person. Anything goes, just write. Learn to enjoy those little moments that are only yours and even be creative at these moments. it’s not about your family, work, friends or shopping, only you with yourself.

I guarantee you will feel free once you do it and if you love writing or creating, you will find these little moments more and more throughout the day. But for now, try and do this even if it’s only once a day for 1 minute, 5 minutes but no more than 10 minutes.

Time

When I first started, I felt too stressed and way too overwhelmed with everything and sadly I gave up almost everything just to able to do what I needed to do. But giving up the writing (even for a few months) was too hard emotionally and I couldn’t find the time (I was very annoyed by this).

So I started this freestyle writing just for 1 minute here (in the car while I was stuck in traffic in hell heat), 1 minute there (while I was in the shower, lol) and slowly it grew to 5 minutes here and there. After a while, it was even more. Now… Now I have a full story completed (no editing yet, lol) and I wrote it while life was more hectic and chaotic than ever.

126,420 words in 2 stressful month 😀 For me… This is beyond awesome 😉

So don’t guilt yourself to write and just take that 1 minute (here and there) to only write, imagine, or even record… some of your thoughts, some imaginary world or character, some type of little plot, or a blog post ideas.

The important thing here that you claim this time for your craft, knowing that this is just yours to be creative and write (or draw, play or blog…anything goes). You will be amazed what you can accomplish with only 1 minute and even more with 5 minutes 😉

Don’t try to find the time but claim the time 😀

That is all for this little tip, hope you are all having a wonderful day and maybe even a creative one 😀
As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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{P.s. Sorry for the long post}

Behind The Writer + An Update

So it’s Wednesday, I hope you are all having a good day and your week is nice and relaxed so far 🙂

I will start with the update first, as I have a few things I want to share with you 😉 Most of you might know that my mom is going to a retirement home and we found the perfect place for her (that she mostly chose) and I know that she loves it. At first, she was going to enter today, but after we did some paperwork and talked to some people she will enter on the 1st of July 🙂

Both my mom and I were very stressed out about all the things we needed to accomplish by today, so I was very stressed to say the least, lol. But now that she will be entering only in two weeks, there is time to do the things more slowly (yey us).

As for JuNoWriMo, I have done nothing! (well… almost nothing). So I will take that as a small failure, but after all that is going on, I am not stressing about that. I guess there is time (or no time, lol) for everything.

My Newsletter that was meant to go out on the 20th this month will still go out, but by the end of the month like the 28th of June. If you haven’t signed up yet, go here and sign up so you won’t miss June Issue ❤

Okay… Let’s get back to our Wednesday Behind The Writer 😉

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For this week I wanted to share with you what motivates me to write, only this time with the small twist of writing with a short term memory loss 😀

You know how they say that when you write something, take a little space from it when you are done and come back later with a whole new fresh look on it. Well, writing with a memory loss is something like that, lol, but a bit more challenging 😀

So after a few trials and errors, I found the right things that help me feel motivated to write, even when I can’t remember what I am writing about, lol.

The day before:

You wrote a lot of pages and chapters (or just a few lines) and before you leave it, write a few things somewhere where you will see it the next day 🙂

Write down the key points of what you wrote so far and what you think you want to write the next day and how your plot is going to go.

Write down to read what you wrote the day before (only). Do not read the entire thing, just what you wrote the day before. If you read the entire book (if you had been writing for a few days or month) every day, you will never be able to move on with your writing. So read only what you wrote the day before and write little notes (if you have any).

The next day:

Before you start writing do some free writing, just to let your mind get used to the word flow and the writing itself. do that just for a few minutes to let the creative juices flow.

Then read the day’s before work and write little notes (I always see things a bit differently, but so far it was for the better).

Read the key points of the story.

start your writing according to the key points. The story and the characters may change as you go, but after you read the entire book, you see how those changes came for the best and didn’t hurt the plot at all.

Before you go to sleep do the same as you did for the day before 😀

During this time, I tend to read a lot – much more than usual, lol, don’t know why but it helps me a lot with my writing and keeps me inspired.

Sorry for the long posts guys, but I hope it wasn’t overbearing and even though I have written about a very specific subject, I still think it can be implemented in other areas. I think what is extremely important when you have a memory loss is to stay organized or keep your thoughts organized.

So write everything down!

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Behind The Writer

It’s Wednesday and at Coffee n’ Notes it’s time for ‘Behind The Writer’ 🙂 I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday and a great week.

Before I will start with the post, I just wanted to say that I am sorry I was away for a bit and haven’t answered your lovely comments and visited your wonderful blogs. Too much is going on right now (JunoWriMo, Other writing, Family, Home…).

so I am a bit overwhelmed, but I hope things will get easier – soon 🙂

So… Back to the post, lol. Btw, If you missed my first two posts in this series, you can find them Here and Here.

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So what motivates me to continue writing, if I get stuck?

Well… I usually get a bit stuck in the middle of the story (I write very fast until then, so I think I get a bit burned out) and then I need to be more motivated to write. Mostly because I start to procrastinate a lot (a lot!) and I start doing everything on my lists, but writing 😉

So what motivates me here are some little mind trick, lol, crazy I know (but hey, that works). I say to myself that if I write for a minute or two – on the clock, about a single word I choose or use this site, then… I am done!

In most cases that one word makes a spark and I start writing for a few more minutes about that word and then I have enough push and motivation and I continue on working on my story (usually for a few hours).

Now if that didn’t help I set my alarm for an hour later and until then I do what I need or want. When the alarm starts ringing, I start again 😀 Or do some free writing to get my mind clearer.

Day like these, when I have too much on my plate and writing is just a job, I do little tricks like these and it brings back the excitement and motivation for the writing and my story ❤

Well, that is all for this Wednesday, I managed to keep this short-ish, yey.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Behind The Writer

Hey everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful day and week 🙂

It’s Wednesday and here at Coffee n’ Notes it’s time for my new series of “Behind The Writer”. This will be a short post, almost like a mini-post as I like to call it. If you missed my first post or just don’t remember, you can find it here, where I wrote an introduction to this series.

This week I am going to talk about what motivates me to write on those slow or busy days, so let’s start!

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One of my motivation to write a story is when the story creeps into my dreams as sweet dreams and even as nightmares if I don’t put them in writing.

The story wedges itself into every aspect of my thoughts. The characters start screaming and talking, the plot racing in my mind.

Examples:

Watching the same movie, over and over again, lol (24/7 every day). The only way to make this cycle stop is to write it all down. Now I know it sounds crazy, but believe me that when you write the story down and your mind finally clears, it’s a wow moment!

Imagine that you could hear thoughts, everyone’s thoughts, none stop. I woke up one morning (and sometimes in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, lol) and I could hear everything. I could hear my character’s thoughts, conversations and even their hopes, dreams and their struggles until I couldn’t take it anymore.

The only way to stop this madness, of running thoughts of all sort of characters that happened to invade my brain, is to write it down. Now I know it sounds crazier than before, but that’s how my crazy mind works, lol.

This is a great motivation to write a story, a blog post (yep) or even a poem.

I write or I will go insane, lol.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts on what motivates you to do something?

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