I was out of town last week. I didn't take muc with me--just my ideas and thoughts. Slumpville isn't a very pretty place to visit and I'm glad I'm back. But I did meet a lot of other writers there--seems it's a popular place.
Ever get a week when your brain just doesn't connect with the paper? I went through one of those times last week. I started an article and halfway through decided it was going the wrong direction but I couldn't find a new route. I picked up my second manuscript only once and did a few edits and didn't touch it again.Then I finally looked at my notebook of submissions and wished I had more on the horizon.
Not a week I can be proud of in terms of being self-employed as a writer.
How do I motivate myself into action?
Today I attend my writers group. Being surrounded by other writers always increases my desire to write. I also try to read other writers blogs and see what they do to move forward. I plan to thumb through my market guide and pick a new place to write for--that seems to get my brain working in a new direction. And finally I have some uninterrupted time this week during which I won't be cleaning the house.
After you've been in a slump--what methods do you use to pull yourself back into the writer's routine?