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Finding Motivation

Tonight I’m thinking about motivation–partly because I’m lacking any.  It has been a long day.  Work takes so much mental energy, I sometimes feel like I’ve been sucked dry.  Truthfully, I would like nothing more than to sit here and watch TV or movies or read a book

But I have my own book to write.  And while all of the above is true, tonight they’re all excuses that I cannot afford.  I want–need–to write this book.  And then, I want to see what I can do with it.

But it is hard to keep the motivation.  Granted, writing is an effective escape from the day job, but the day job is just an effective escape from the writing.  The only problem is, it feels like I am working two jobs with no break for myself.

So, what am I going to do about it?

There’s not a whole lot I can do except to remind myself of my end goal: a finished novel.  Sometimes I also reread sections of the book to remind myself why the struggle is worth it.  And sometimes, you just have to find the right mood music. 🙂

The music that gets me going is symphonic/orchestral metal and alternative rock/metal like Nightwish and Evanescence.  As I write this, I’m listening to Position Music Orchestral Series 3.  Below is a sample.

So, if all else fails, put some good tunes in and let your fingers fly.  You might be surprised.

Happy writing.

Categories: Writing


2 replies

  1. I am totally impressed by your music choices!

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