Nov 14, 2017

Lost in Life Events

by Terri Wagner

Once upon a time not so long ago, I would get up at 4:30 am, exercise, shower, commute an hour one way, work, get home, walk the dogs, jump on the computer and write for hours. What happened? In at least two years I've written maybe 10 pages. Re-reading them recently, they are good. But I have little desire to continue the story. Tried working on another story....nothing. It's like I caught something worse than writer's block. Has anyone else experienced this?

In a sleazy effort to redeem myself to my writing partner, I started the ole life-events routine. You know how it goes...things have been so difficult. Work is just crazy. Dad passed away (that maybe legit), losing my furry pals, moving back into my house, dealing with financial concerns about the get the picture.

A more honest assessment would be Netflix. What an invention. It's almost like Star Trek. I dreamed about just asking the computer to play a certain song, video, TV show, movie, endless possibilities. DVR is another great distraction. I could go all spiritual and say I'm a gospel doctrine teacher and lately I've had to do every Sunday (I have a sorta partner, she's gone a lot). I could say I'm working on being more physically fit, but the truth is....the desire is gone.

So how do I get it back?

1 comment:

  1. Terri, I hear you. Ever since I pitched my book to Kathy Gordon more than a year ago, I've only written one more chapter...about 1500 words. I've edited or tried editing a few of the other chapters, and even shared a few things with my ANWA chapter. But I haven't followed through on any of their suggestions. Too many doubts and fears crop up. WEll, that is going to change...starting right now while I actually post on my every other Thursday slot on this blog. As for how you can get your mojo back? I think you have been going through a healing process and when the time is right, you will find it. You are a wonderful writer. Don't give up! hugs~


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