I need help. Finally, the edits are complete and now it is time for the rewrite. Only problem, I have lost my motivation. Add to that, all of my usual inspiring thoughts and methods are leaving me high and dry. What’s a girl to do?
Normally, when it comes to writing, I am inspiration comes in the form of a gorgeous Gulf Coast sunset, birds flying low over the water, my dog wagging her tail, my boyfriend’s loving smile… the inspiration is almost always there, waiting in the wings of my life. Today, my sweet boyfriend is very sick, my dog is worried about her daddy, it’s cloudy, and there nary a bird to be found in our cove. Obviously, fate is messing with me.
Motivation usually strikes me at the most inopportune moments – when I am knee-deep in billable work at my day job, when I’m driving across the state and no cell phone charger, in line at the grocery store, in the shower when I’m already running late for work… basically, it strikes whenever I am otherwise occupied and all I really want to do is write.
It comes as no surprise that both inspiration and motivation would abandon me like a redheaded step-child when I need them so much. That is my Irish luck, after all.
Please, tell me how you find inspiration and motivation, or what you do when they leave you alone and cold on the streets. I really need all of the help I can get!