I’m curious about something. I know all writers work differently, but I’ve found that I have a very odd habit in my writing – at least it seems odd and little counterintuitive to me.
Whenever I accomplish something in my writing, I seem to have a temporary deflation of motivation afterwards. You’d think this would work the other way around, and progress would snowball like crazy. Shouldn’t finishing that great scene or overcoming a milestone – say, for an example, hitting the middle mark in your revisions – inspire you to plow ahead and keep making great scenes and get to the end of said revisions?
Not me. I’ve been cranking along for about two months, hit the middle…and my motivation collapsed for a few days. I’ve been playing facebook games for the last three days for HOURS and haven’t done a lick of revising.
What the butt? It’s so strange, because this happens to me on a smaller scale day by day. I finish a scene and I’m really happy with it, and then I just stop working and can’t find the push to keep going. Luckily, in most cases, I’m able to pick up the next day.
I think I’m over my little slump, so I guess I shouldn’t be complaining since it only lasted a few days. Just seems ass-backwards is all!
Does anyone else experience this? Or does finishing a scene or hitting a goal propel you on to your next scene or goal with renewed vigor?
Could be the fact that I’m going to be pitching to agents for the first time in less than a month, and I’m really worried about my capability to write a synopsis, a query or a pitch…but that’s a whole different can o’ worms, now isn’t it?