Friday, March 9, 2012

I Need More Cowbell



I don't know what's going on with me...but I'm pretty sure a little more "cowbell" would help.

What do I mean by "cowbell," you ask.

No, I don't need to re-watch the notorious SNL skit (but I don't think that would ever hurt).

No, I don't need actual cowbell music in my life (I don't think anybody does).

What I mean to say is that elusive something to kick myself back into a writing routine. Get my writing mojo back. That desire that turns into a passion, which sometimes morphs into obsession. That thing that used to get me out of bed at 6 a.m. just to write a new scene, a new chapter. I'd call it my muse, but since some call the muse thing a myth, I won't go there. I need a tactile, physical, mental boost to get going again.

Everyone gave me great suggestions in my last post. I haven't disregarded any of them. In fact, I am going to try them and see when the cowbell returns.

Could you use a little more cowbell too?

17 comments:

  1. Yes! I need more cowbell. Let me know what works for you. :)
    And I gave you an award on my blog today if you want to check it out.

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  2. I'm right there with you. Hope you get more cowbell soon. (Best SNL skit ever!) :)

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  3. So, if I write you a song that has the notorious beat of the cow bell, will that help? ha ha...come up to utah and laugh at my puberty face. That'll help you.

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  4. I imagine you'll find your cowbell when you sit in front of the computer and just start typing away at anything. :) That's how it usually happens for me.

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  5. This cowbell post is great. I think I need more time. I have the desire and motivation, but too much on my plate right now to write as much as I'd like.
    I hope you find your cowbell soon.

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  6. I sooo hear ya. I could use a serious kick in the writing pants. For me, I think that's just to allow myself to write something fun, and not work on the stuff I know I need to finish. Maybe that'll help. I hope...

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  7. I LOVE that skit!
    I finished sending out my query to the agents on my list and now it's time to start writing another novel. Except, I just sit here. So yes, I think I could use a little cow bell. :)

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  8. Could you throw a little cowbell in my direction? Please? :P And that skit is one of my favorites. LOVE IT!

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  9. I wonder if I need less cowbell and more quite? Hmm...I think that might just fix my funk too :)

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  10. Goo get more cowbell, I'm always here to support you.

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  11. A cowbell choir, Jessie. We should patent it. We'll make millions! Kidding aside, I hear you. It's been a matter of taking care of more errands than I would like to have that's taking up the writing time. This will pass, right? Just imagine us poking your shoulder until you start writing. That might do the trick. :)

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  12. If a cowbell will make me more organized and efficient, then I definitely need one! I'll HOP ON A PLANE, :) bring it to your house and play a jaunty tune.

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  13. Haha. This was the #1 most popular thing said when I sang in a classic rock band. It never got old :)

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  14. The title to your post made me laugh so hard :) ME TOO! I need like ten cowbells at once, lol. The first book in my series was released on the 28th...now I'm feeling the pressure. I NEED MORE COWBELL!

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/oppression-jessica-therrien/1108059347?ean=2940013982574

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  15. Cowbell for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. We could all use some more cowbell sometimes. I'm in the middle of a book which is a struggle sometimes, and I really enjoyed taking part in the Platform-Building Campaign and coming up with stories to a short deadline. No major new project, but it definitely made me feel reinvigorated for my WIP. Try a blog hop... maybe the Knights of Micro Fiction? (It's once a month). Sending some cowbell your way!

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