Sunday, January 10, 2010
On being in the mood to write
This last year - and this one so far -- have been tempestous and very broken up. A roller-coaster of sadness, alt and chaos. I have always in the past managed to write -- at least to some extent -- through 'disturbances'. But selling up leaving what was once my beloved country and mum's death, and the confusion and uncertainty of settling in our new one (which so far - with the exception of my experiences with Telstra and Bigpond who should be providing the internet access I STILL don't have, has been a happy one) has really hurt my volume. As a professional you simly can't afford just to write when you're in the mood to do so. I have various tricks I normally use to try and channel mine (because yes, I am moody) Music, routine, and reading an earlier chapter help me. And if I am bleak or angry channeling that into parts of what I write - even if it means writing that segment out of sequence. Good news always stimulates me -- so sometimes I'll go and re-look at something positive (I hear SORCERESS OF KARRES got onto a bestseller list somewhere for eg, That had me burning to write and focussed on doing so) So what works for other people? I am not sure when I'll next have internet access so I may not be able to reply to this fo a week or so(this does not help my mood!).