I was so excited, I don't have school till the next semester starts Monday the 24th. I had big plans to write and start tackling my que list, but I've struggled to write the few that I've managed. I'm a little disappointed in myself for not buckling down and writing, but dangit I'm so tired and hoping maybe when class starts I'll get momentum. I just wanted to seize the opportunity and write my butt off during this week.
Have any of you been in this position? Have the time and hubs to write, but don't have the momentum to do so?
Take your time just relax and later on you will be inspired to write again, sometimes I have really time to write but then I cant seem to write anything, I dont know the reason as well, But then if I take time off I become excited to write again once I get through with it, it just flow -- the words
Just take a break. My daughter has a one month break between spring semester and summer semester & I told her - relax, hang out with friends, go to the beach, the zoo, clubbing, lay outside & read a good book --- just have fun. So, as a mommy, I'll tell you the same. Take a break and go have some fun young lady!!!
I had a 1 week break. I'm trying not to skip semesters because if I do, I'll get out of the routine for going and won't want to go back.
I am off work this upcoming week. I'm hoping I can find my way to the beach for a few days. We will see, it's a little late in most cases to find reservations, but my boyfriend is going to try to find something.
I'm in a much more productive mood today. I'm hoping it sticks, and isn't going to fade now that I've written one hub this morning. I want to write a few more by the end of the month, but I don't think it's going to happen. I still have some homework to complete by tomorrow.
Yeah sometimes I get mad at myself for not using "free" time that I have to write, and just not even feeling like writing during that time. I am finding when that happens that it's usually because there is something else I should be doing - like working on myself, or another project. So I don't trip much about it anymore.....try not to anyway...
My problem is not the motivation to write... It's the ability to escape from this damn forum and do something else...lol
Hey leanman, how are you, well you need to sit down and write and don't open the forum section hehe
I shouldn't be giving away my secrets so keep this under your hat. When it's a bone dry writing task I don't have any interest in doing then I think of something that I really want like a banana split and I say to myself if you finish this project you can have that banana split and that's what is what carries me through the challenge..oh execuse me while I take another spoonful, sor.y bout that.
LOL Whitney, just stop pushing yourself. Get some rest, have some fun, and come back to writing when you feel like writing
You're right... The more I try, the harder it is...
I'm tired. I'm stressed. I can't seem to write much of anything lately.
School started back this week, and I'm hoping that'll motivate me to do something since I'll have more that will need to get done.
I break on weekends... Lately I break every day... :-(
Take it easy Whitney - if you suffer the dreaded writer's burnout, forcing the issue will make it worse (been there, done that!). If you are stressed and tired, you risk losing your passion for writing, and it can be hard to regain.
Don't know how this fits in with your academic work, but I occasionally take 2 - 3 days away from writing, go for walks and enjoy the spring flowers - recharges the batteries nicely.
Your Hub output is phenomenal, especially considering that you study and work, too - I am sure that a few days break won't make a huge dent in your master-plan.
Your health is far more important. It sounds like you are running low on mental and nervous energy - your mind and body are telling you to slow down a little!
I often feel like this, still got 60 unpublished hubs to do in my main account and possible 100 plus more to publish from my other accounts, I try to do a few every chance I get, but I just add to the unpublished ones.....just chill out and write when all is rested! I do this now and write a few now each day!
Even the most prolific writers have to take a break every now and then. I agree with waynet and Misha; you have to allow yourself some downtime.
writing hubs requires a lot of mental work, your brain just needs a rest! go easy on yourself. I think you're doing awesome with those 802 hubs while going to school!
Agreed, take some time to relax...
...but if you wanted a few ideas...
There's a great book that essentially addresses writers' block with daily writing prompts.
"The Daily Writer" by Fred White is a great way to get inspiration. He also has another book called "The Daily Reader", which is basically another book with the same goal.
Hope this helps
Listen to your body Whitney, it is tired and wants to relax. If you push yourself too hard you will just make yourself ill.
Frequently. Sure, I write my novel off and on, but as my hubs display, I just am not motivated often. I write about what I like, know and what to learn about. Apparently, not much. Hehe. I'm just not motivated lately.
Just wanted to update...
Apparently, when I have nothing to do and plenty of time to write hubs, I don't want to. But, when I have school and work to do, I am overly inspired to finish up my quo and to-do list.
I have about 30 left unpublished, and over 100 in a notebook I keep in my purse in case I get any ideas. I think I figured, as is if I don't add any more to my list, I will have about 974 hubs totalled. I'm excited to get them all done, so that I can start writing randoms, but the way this list is growing, I'll never be finished.
No problems here, the publishing part of it all I hate. It is work I find tiring.
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