How to write when you just don’t feel like it.

Set the mood

I cut the last bunch of flowers from my garden to create a pleasing atmosphere and soothing scent.

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Prepare your drinks and snacks

I’m good for a few hours. When the hot drink is gone, it’s on to water. 

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Play the right music

Whatever you like that suites your mood, or your writing.

Dress accordingly

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This is not me – however this outfit portrays my writing attire! 

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Move locations if need be.

I have an old computer running to my TV in the bedroom, this way when I get tired I can prop up with pillows and keep going. 

Record when necessary

Sometimes I get too tired to type anymore, so I’ll grab my phone and talk to my own messenger  – it needs a lot of editing – but that’s okay! 

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What tips do you have when pushing through a nanowrimo session, trying to hit the end, or just need to get’er done?

When you hit THE END

The day you type “the end” in your novel is a joyous release. You can relax for a bit, let it rest, get some distance before re-reading and beginning to edit.

The next day you feel lost, you know you have to write, you’ve set yourself to a schedule. You go to your computer and it hits you, that piece you been working on for a month, a year, ten years, is done … now what.

You feel empty.

Sure it’s time to start something new, brainstorm, plot, plan, world build. But it’s weird. You are connected to those old characters, you feel like you’ve lost a friend. Maybe they’re thinking of you too?

Okay probably not, or you’ve created a new reality and we’d all better run!

This is how I handled it, I took the week to focus on marketing. And I began jotting notes for my next novel. I tweaked a kids book I had written in the spring and sent it off to a publisher – fingers crossed.

I read three books for reviews and sent out a ton of emails requesting my own book to be reviewed. This is always time-consuming and lacks results. So if anyone has good tips there I’m open…

 

As soon as this blog is typed I shall begin writing the next novel. When you are a writer there is never a lack of things to do, only the desire. What’s your excuse? It’s your book waiting to be written, get to it.

Happy writing folks, Theresa Jacobs

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Not another NaNoWriMo post!

Well, I never thought I’d be one to discuss NaNoWriMo. I’m sorry if you are already sick of hearing it from every blogger in November. 
 
I joined this year because I began writing a sci-fi, out of my comfort zone last year and while I had many projects up I the air at once, this novel was just not getting written. I would add a paragraph here and there and in a year only had 24 pages, that’s sad. 
 
So as my debut novel launched on Oct 13 I decided right then to jump in with both feet as I always do, and signed up to nano to get this book written. I work best under pressure with time constraints looming over me.  
 
Writers have no real time constraints, we make it up as we go along, we can finish when we want or not at all. It’s our prerogative unless you have a publisher breathing down your neck. Well, I have a few other books I’m aching to be working on, so this has to get done so I can start them. 
 
Of course, life gets in the way all the time. I got sick. I have tests and appointments and a day job. While needing to rest and work. As we all do! Yet, I still managed to add more words to the the challenge then I did before I signed up. 
 
I hit 21900 Friday. I may not win it, but I will finish it now. The story is finally building and growing and taking on a life of its own. 
 
And that folks Is the point of joining NaNoWriMo!
 
Get your words in, get your book written. 
Happy writing Nov, Theresa Jacobs
What are your thoughts on NaNoWriMo, I’d love to hear from you.

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