Here it is, another Monday, and my mind is blank about what I want to share on my blog today. I feel blank and unmotivated, used and wrung out. My youngest daughter is headed off to college Friday, and I've been immersed in plans for that. My writing has fallen by the wayside, and my back is killing me.
So, what should I do? First of all, BIC (butt in chair) is requisite. Then, I have to turn on the computer. Yes, I thought about not doing that! Still seeking motivation, I open my email and clear out over a hundred emails. Whew, glad to get that done.
As you can see, I'm getting nowhere fast. I look at my desk with a stack of items I need to get through today. Boring. Chin up, girl.
Okay, I've pulled out one of my works-in-progress and reread the last section I've finished. A tiny spark ignites, a little excitement tickles. Sitting up straight now, the last paragraph I've read gives me some ideas for the next plot point (no, I don't outline), and pretty soon, I've opened Word, pulled up my document and am working away.
No phone calls. No potty breaks (at least for awhile). NO EMAILS. That's a big one, cause I tend to get caught up there. No social networking. I'm on a roll! See the maniacal grin on my face? Yep, that's the face of motivation, of creativity, of plot and character development.
Granted, there are a lot of ways one can stay motivated, but the best way to start is simply, well, to start. BIC, turn on computer, and hop right into where you left off last.
Hope you're motivated today!