Cue the confetti . . .
I'm halfway done with my current WIP!
I honestly never feel like I am going to finish a novel. I lose the
vision too easily, I give up as the character and plot flaws pile into
mountains. I actually have four unfinished novels totaling about 500
pages that I abandoned. And then I have 2 practice novels and 2
unpublished novels on top of everything else. So why do I bother
slogging along? What keeps me going?
Good question. Many answers.
*Wisdom from fortune cookies! Seriously, this is deep stuff:
"It takes guts to get out of the ruts."
"The dream is within you."
*MUSIC. Shut up and listen. Then get your muse on.
*My peeps. Can't emphasize the importance of nurturing your
relationships with friends and family enough. As an inky introvert,
wallowing in despair comes naturally. A good friend will kick your brain
back into gear and/or distract you with their awesomeness until the
story bug bites again.
*Flexercise. Take a walk, engage in some form of (in my case, most
moderate!) exercise, and chill with the tree babble. The leaves are
saying far more interesting things than you or me. But don't take my
word for it.