Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday Musings

So, today was my second day of school. I'm officially a junior.

I am taking three AP classes (all on the same day, if you can believe it). I have a ton of homework. So, what do I do? I go look through my little blogger inbox and read blog posts, and I post something myself... you know.

So this is going to be a short, update post, until Friday when I can breathe.

First of all, my novel is coming along poorly. I've written maybe the first sentence. I need encouragement; I feel like I've talked about this before, but I may have read someone else's post on motivation. My mind is fuzzy. I really need a way to stick to my writing, and I hope that by filling that creative well in my mind I'll either be driven crazy or to writing. Anyone have any ideas for a girl with minimal supplies, no money, and no driver's license?

(By minimal, I mean my mom's craft supplies: popsicle sticks, maybe pipe cleaners, foam stickers, those little pom-pom balls. Stuff you find in a little kid's artroom, except way less of it.)

(I also don't mean do my homework. It's the first week of school, for goodness sake.)

It's been hectic, but I might post a short spiff next Wednesday. A sample of my writing, if you wish to call it that. Beyond that, I don't know.

I have a picture quote with some penguins on it. Yay. :)

 I used a sample picture from my computer and added a quote to it.

I have... really nothing else to say. How do you stay motivated when writing? Do you have any ideas to get my creative well... welling up again? (What a pitiful metaphor. Oh goodness.) Comment or link to a post with a good answer, please.

Have a blessed Wednesday, and I hope you don't get eaten by tigers!


  1. The thing about writing is that (unfortunately) you're not going to be in a creative mood all the time. No author is, not even J.K. Rowling or Suzanne Collins! You have to discipline yourself to write even when you're not feeling creative.

    It's hard and you may feel like everything you're writing is crap, but keep going! Force yourself to write for at least 15 minutes every day. A lot of times, the best way to get out of your slump is to start working on your story, and as you write ideas will come. But you can't just sit around and wait to feel creative, otherwise you'll probably never finish your story lol.

    When I need some inspiration/extra motivation I listen to epic music (Lord of the Rings soundtrack), go for a walk and picture an imaginary scene taking place in front of me (I prefer the woods but you could walk on the street too), or look at photography (this can give me ideas for settings). Reading writing tips also gets me in the mood to write and try them out!

    Hope this helps! Good luck and keep going!

    Kaitlin @ Read. Write. Love.

  2. Good luck with school! :) It's going to be one busy year!

    Writing is hard. It's hard when school's not in session, and it becomes only harder when school's in session, especially with AP classes. Time management becomes key, and as Kaitlin said, discipline is key. Write, even if you think it's crappy. Maybe later you'll find inspiration in a sentence you've written or a even a word.

    Inspire yourself by immersing yourself in everything. Music, art, anything that you like. Or go out for a walk to put your mind off it it.

    Hope this helps!:)