I write because I love writing. I love crafting sentences. I love breathing life into characters. I love inventing new worlds.
But sometimes it's hard work.
Sometimes it's not about beautiful words and quirky characters, but going through my draft chapter by chapter, finding every mention of one character, and rewriting the scene to include a different character (yes, I'm into the nitty gritty of Combining Characters, which I wrote about last Monday).
I know all this work is making Project Demo better, which is exciting. And it's not like I'm sweating, or miserable, or have a nasty boss who says terrible things about me behind my back. I'm just a little bored.
How do you write when you don't feel like writing?
Do you trick yourself? My tutor Julia once said she makes a game of it, pretends she's really looking forward to it. She puts on fun music, makes herself a nice cup of tea, and jumps into the writing.
Or perhaps you reward yourself? Bribe yourself?
Any advice? Commiseration?
I'm hoping to have a complete, READABLE draft of Project Demo done by this weekend. I'm saying it here so I can force myself to make it happen!