What Helps Me Stay Motivated
I’ve made it my mission to write at least posts each week between the two places where I’m writing these days. I’m also working on the first draft of a new novel, all while working full-time, and parenting. It’s a lot sometimes, and unfortunately, it leads to burnout and writer’s block quickly if I don’t stay on top of it. So I’ve had to learn to take some measures to avoid burnout and plow through that ever-looming threat that is creative block.
Free writing is a liberating exercise where you let your thoughts flow onto the page without worrying about grammar, structure, or coherence. Set a timer for 10–15 minutes, and just write whatever comes to mind. The goal here is to loosen up your creative muscles and rediscover the joy of putting words on paper. You never know, you might stumble upon some hidden gems that can help you break out of your slump!Read more