Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Just A Little Lull

Are you like me, and feeling a little like this right now?


Like a big ol' hibernating bear, trying to pick yourself up and get that hunger to get things going again. Like you know Spring is coming soon, the sun will warm up one of these days, bees will be buzzing in the air, and energy will start flowing.

Yeah, well, that's how I feel at the moment. October was awesome for NaNoWriMo. December was full of activity and action--I was still riding the waves of revision highs. January kicked in, then February, and now March...ugh...I can barely look at my manuscript, let alone make it better. I missed the LTUE conference that seemed to light a fire for so many of you. The next conference I am planning on attending is Storymakers, which isn't until May.

So what do I do now to reinvigorate myself and my writing? Plan a writer's retreat with some of you? Force myself back into a schedule? Start a new idea?

What are you doing to overcome "Seasonal Affective Disorder?"

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  1. I didn't know the name for it, "Seasonal Affective Disorder", but I had it. I didn't do anything specific to pull myself out of it, but it is fading. My ten year old, who has been home with the flu since last Tues. is feeling much better and he sat in a lawn chair outside yesterday while I prepped the flower beds for spring and worked on my novel so I guess that had a lot to do with it. I hope you shake it soon. A writer's retreat with a group of blogging/writing buds does sound good. I wish I knew of one. Take care.

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  2. Ooo! Writer's retreat sounds fun!

    Forcing myself into a schedule is what's working for me right now. Starting a new idea is always a good one, too! Nothing like that new story high to light a fire.

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  3. Oh bummer Jess! I guess I didn't hit this, but now frustrating!

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  4. I wish I was that polar bear.

    You know what helps me? Blog hops. They force me to write something new by a deadline, and I have the added bonus of being inspired by other writers. They can be a lot of work, but they knock me out of my funk.

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  5. I can totally relate to this. Try to get outside as much as possible, even if it's cold. I swear it helps. I like Emily's idea about blog hops, too and Peggy's "new idea high". That sounds awesome. Sometimes all I can do is read good books to get inspired.

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  6. I totally get this! Have you heard of March Madness going on right now? Check it out, it's all about goal-setting and getting going again. Plus they have cool prizes (ahem, critiques from agents) just for commenting about how your goals are going.

    http://denisejaden.blogspot.com/2012/02/march-madness-is-here-wipmadness.html?showComment=1331066778256#c4493203453493849243

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  7. Oh, I so feel you on this one, Jessie. I vote for starting a new project!

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  8. I totally feel your pain!!! I've been sick for two weeks and it have just killed all my ambition. I think a vacation is in order!

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  9. Wanna talk weather, it's negative ten, lol

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  10. I feel that way at this very moment. I'm trying to push myself and write 30,000 words this month. But I just can't write at the moment. I think I'll read instead. It might get those brain cells going.

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  11. I say push forward. And go far a beautiful nature walk. Those always help me. :)

    And I tagged you in the Lucky 7 meme. You can check the rules out on my blog. I look forward to reading your 7 lines. :)

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  12. So glad you'll be at Storymakers. You should plan a little writers retreat. It just might spark your creative fire and kick that sad SAD in the rear. :)

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  13. It's moving into autumn here in Oz so there's less desire to head outside in the sunshine...not that we had a lot of sunshine this summer. Still, the cooler weather is condusive to writing so that makes me happy :)

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  14. There's nothing wrong with a little down-time before the craziness of spring/summer hits...recharge the batteries!

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