Where I am in the writing process: Still not much of anywhere. Life is getting in the way. >.<
My current problem(s): I haven't felt like writing. I've been thinking about, planning stuff out in my head, but with so much going on, I honestly just don't want to. I think I'm scared to go back and look at the mess I left for myself and I'm so zapped I just don't have the brain power to deal. I've been coming up with a lot of great scenes/conversations for the next book in the series, like that helps me any right now.
Sarah's ???: How do I get back my motivation?
My answer: I understand this dilemma all too well. The only thing I can think, if you are really wanting to push yourself on through this slump, is to set goals and give yourself rewards. The National Novel Writing Month spinoff, Camp NaNoWriMo, is finally open. So now you can have the same benefits of NaNoWriMo any month you want. Part of that is the knowledge you have a deadline to meet. Also, have rewards mapped out for yourself for when you reach certain goals. If it is buying a new book, going shopping, taking a nap, watching TV, whatever, just give yourself something for all the effort.
Word wars are another great thing you can do. Find someone, whether in person or online, you can compete with to see who can write the most words in a given amount of time. Set up a word war session and get typing, even if it is against your own personal best record. Once you are doing these things, the true motivation should return. I found NaNoWriMo to be exhilarating and word wars super-productive, and getting so much accomplished made me just want to do more.
My ???: Have you ever thought about entering into National Novel Writing Month? Have you participated in the past?
That's it for this time!
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