Tuesday, 29 June 2010


My friend asked me the other what writing I was working on at the moment and I had to be honest and say that I wasn't really working on anything. It made me realise that I've been in a bit of a fog (for want of a better word) for the last few weeks. I just can't get myself going on anything, I'm lacking motivation.
I'm not sure why this is because God knows I have enough projects planned. Maybe I need to start a completely fresh one and hope that I can get excited about that.
I know that I'm not the first one to go through this and I'm pretty sure that I won't be the last but I would be really interested to know what others have done to shake off the lethargy.
Any ideas?


L'Aussie said...

When I'm in a bit of a trough I take that time to read-whether on blogs, my fave books, whatever. I think reading other's work inspires writing..:)

Flowerpot said...

Oh it's really difficult isn't it Colette? but I think we all go through it and I find it depends what works. sometimes it's time away, sometimes it's meeting up with other writing friends who help inspire me, or read a really good book or article that makes sense. A long walk, a swim, - try someofthose and see what happens!

Olivia Ryan said...

Yes, we all go through it sometimes Colette and there's only one way I know to get over it, unfortunately - sit at the computer and just work at one of your projects, however uninspired you feel! Even if you think you're writing rubbish, just keep going and eventually you will get back into the flow and feel inspired again. (If you don't - give up and try the same thing with one of the other projects!). x

Colette McCormick said...

L'Aussie - I'll give that a go because I always enjoy reading what other people are up to.
FP - I like the idea of a long walk and will hopefully get one of those tomorrow (day off from the day job.)
Olivia - I think I read a similar thing somewhere else. They said that you just have to write your way through it.

I'll give everything a try and hopefully something will work. Thanks for the suggestions.