For the past several months, I just haven’t had the energy (or drive) to really do anything, let alone write. I’ve had quite a rough start to 2017, including having to put to sleep my cat of 13 years. It has been a chore to really accomplish anything lately.
After doing a ton of research over Christmas break I really haven’t touched my book at all this year. That goes double for blogging. So, how do I get my writing mojo back?
Well, late last year I decided I was going to focus 100% of my time on my time-travel book and publish it at the end of the year. But after giving it a lot of thought I decided that it would be better for me to really make the push to get my mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, done. My time travel book spans 300+ years and really requires a lot of research. My mystery is pretty cut and dry.
I also was inspired to jump back into my mystery novel after signing up for the local Citizens Police Academy. It has been an amazing nine weeks of learning all about law enforcement, participating in hands on training classes, and even shooting a machine gun. It was a ton of fun and very informative.
I will also be participating in JuNoWriMo this year, which I have not been successful in completing in the past. So next month will be the month for me to focus on getting the first draft of A Deadly Melody completely done!
I’ve got a checklist of everything I need to get done before I start JuNoWriMo. One of the items that I’ve completed is my novel playlist. I NEED a novel playlist. It is the one thing that keeps me focused on the novel, characters, and story. I’ll be heading over to Spotify to set up some playlists, which will hopefully be the spark I need to get back my mojo.