I had to come up with some kind of plan. Some incentive to keep me on the straight and narrow. Otherwise it would be internet forever and no books at all to show for it.
But, my inner self whines whenever I think this, I like writing rough drafts about as much as I like shoveling manure. On the other hand, I LOVE internet.
I had to do something! So I created a rule for myself that went into effect immediately.
NO INTERNET unless I've written at least 1 thousand words in the WIP. Per day.
|Writing is hard. But will write for internet!!!|
BUT so far, it's working out pretty well. I grit my teeth and bang out the required lines, which produces a happy, glowing feeling inside. Once I'm finished, I triumphantly hit save, and then I can log onto Twitter and brag about my success. With this accomplished, I'm free to gleefully watch youtube videos about fainting goats and baby tigers. And chances are, since I got my creative juices flowing, I might just return to the WIP too.
Speaking of Works in Progress, I've returned to the nasty nasty MS that gives me fits. And I think I'm making headway!
* fireworks! applause! ice cream cake! *
The biggest push for me was a new and enthusiastic beta reader who is begging for more. Naturally, being the kind and generous soul that I am, I must write in order to put her out of her misery. * modesty * Annnnd with the writing comes sudden bursts of creativity. It's really a lovely cycle.
So thanks for that, Rebecca :-D
Anybody else making headway with a WIP lately? What's YOUR secret to getting that creative drive back?