Sometimes we all need a little motivational help (or a big kick in the ass).
I like to go on pinterest and find funny quotes, because if nothing else they help make my mood better, and quite often a suck-y mood is where the problem really lies.
Other times, when I need to get my head out of a story before working on it again, finding prompts online for a flash fiction piece can help too.
What I always remember, when motivation is low, is inspired by something my sister told me.
“If I have all the tools of my trade in front of me. A computer, paper, pens, and a great idea. And I still can’t find the motivation… then maybe I'm in the wrong business.”
Harsh? Hell yeah, but also true.
Imagine going to work and telling your boos, that sorry but you can’t work today because you don’t have any motivation. Or when a deadline gets close, you go to your supervisor and says, oh, I’m not going to reach the deadline, I’ve just not had any motivation the past month.
Do you think you would still have a job then? Nope, most likely not.
And writing is a job.
So for me it comes down to time management, something I’m slowly trying to get better at. And yes, it is hard work learning to manage your writing time like a job, but to me, so far, it has been very much worth it.
But back to motivation and the fun stuff.
For me, it’s all about putting a smile on my face, and maybe reminding myself that I can actually do this shit. So here’s a few of my favorite motivational “posters”
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