Yes, it's that time again- the once a month blog hop that crosses the world in which writers yell into the void.
Today it's more about doing what's healthy. Or rather NOT doing what's healthy, rewarding, and even sometimes fun.
This thought can be applied to exercising, blogging, and writing (insert your own, "really should do it, feel better when I do" item here).
I'll be honest, I don't like to work out. It's a hassle, icky, tiring. What I like is having had WORKED out. I know I need to and it feels great after I do it. Sometimes even while I'm doing it. Yet getting me to DO it is always a fight.
I'm realizing the same thing is happening with my writing. I love having written. Now, don't get me wrong, there are those times where you hit a sweet spot and writing itself is an amazing high. But for the most part, I really prefer editing, fixing, slicing and dicing, to the actual nitty gritty of writing.
I'm thinking this mindset could be why my writing mojo keeps wandering off like some demented little gnome lost in a mall. I'm not giving it the right motivation.
It doesn't want to write, it wants to have written. So, if I can explain to it's sugar addled mind that if it gets my butt in the chair, it'll have more words to play with later--instead of trying to convince it it really does like blank pages--I might get it to work!
So that's my plan going forth. What about you? How is your writing (or anything that you should do/even like to do--but don't always do it)?