November 6

This crazy lil thing called motivation…

By In Thoughts

…it’s gone. It’s permanently lacking right now. Nanowrimo is six days in and I haven’t written a word.

Last year, I couldn’t wait to get started. I ploughed through. Sure, I fell behind a little bit, but I won with one day spare. I loved it. I loved the creative juices that got flowing. I was getting all sorts of ideas for other stories to tell, and I was writing them all down too.

Cue November 2011, and it’s the opposite. I couldn’t decide which story to tell. I decided to go with the one that I would be least likely to want to pursue in earnest outside of a competition – perhaps that’s my trouble. I’m not excited enough by it. I don’t know where to take it.

And then there’s this other idea. One that I really do want to pursue, but I don’t yet have the guts too. It would be alienating. It would be rather R-rated. It would involve some dubious googling. I’m not quite ready for that one yet…

I tell myself this week will be the one. This week I’ll get the motivation. This week I’ll pursue it.

But will I?

Written by LJ McMenemy

Thinker of random thoughts. Writer of random dreams.

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