Awakening the Writing Mojo

Sunday 6 July 2014 by

Writing, Books, Laptop, Tulips, Flowers

It’s been a long time since I’ve allowed myself time to write. Between full time work and the blog, it’s not often that I allow myself to write creatively anymore. More often than not it’s a re-hash of some old writing I’ve found that I try to revive. But with new-found time, comes new-found time to write. There’s been an idea percolating for a while – borne of my love of zombies and a post-apocalyptic landscape, a desperate need for a kickass female lead, and a musing on Greek, Norse and Celtic mythologies.

This requires not only a lot of time researching (Celtic mythology is much more complicated than I previously anticipated) but a lot of time planning, plotting and writing a first draft. Now I’ve had some time to get ahead of myself on the blog (get me!) I can lay aside some time for research and writing.

It feels like flexing a long-forgotten muscle. I have a 30-day free trial of Scrivener I have yet to use (I downloaded it FOREVER ago) so I intend to make the most of it. It sounds like a Grand Plan – one of those that you talk about so confidently, but never act on. And maybe it is. Maybe it will get relegated to the could-have-been folder with the others, and nothing more shall be said. But it’s been hopping around my brain for long enough; it’s time to give it a chance. It’s time to crack those knuckles, put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) and see what happens.

The funny thing about a writing mojo is that you never truly lose it; you just put it aside for a while. You can lack motivation and time and all those things, but when you really need it, it’s there, ready and waiting for you. I just have to unleash it and see where it takes me.

It’s a mojo adventure.

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