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Running on Empty

Jul 01, 2013 Uncategorized 13 comments

Have you ever hit that point when you’ve got nothing left? You’ve written your little heart out, given it your all, but when you try to keep going the mojo is gone. You just can’t think past the blank page in front of you.

Yeah, me neither. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But if that ever does happen, I present you with . . .

5 Tips for Moving Forward on Empty:

1. Use a bullet point list (suggested by the fabulous Margo Berendsen).

2. Read a book.

3. Take a shower (Because all good ideas come to people as they shower).

4. Go running (or participate in another physical activity).

5. Join the Hacky Sack Club! (Heehee . . . you should do this anyway!)

What do you do?

Finally, with summer here, I’m all over the place with the kids, so I will be taking a blogging break until school starts mid-August. Have an AWESOME summer, and here’s to happy writing and an endless flow of ideas!


13 Responses to โ€œRunning on Emptyโ€

  1. Excellent suggestions, Janet! We will miss you – have fun with the kiddos over the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Old Kitty says:

    Have a lovely and fun filled summer break!! Yay!!!

    When I get the blank page illness, I bake and/or eat chocolate! LOL!

    Take care

  3. Andrea says:

    My brain usually kicks in when i am driving, so I have to scribble at stop signs! Ideas come, but memory? Not so much!

  4. Great suggestions, Janet.

  5. You left out take a nap! Enjoy your summer!

  6. Marcia says:

    Enjoy your summer!

  7. I've been reading a lot more. It has helped with the flow of ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Oh thank you for the bullets! I needed that reminder! Don't be gone too long, okay??

  9. Thanks for the tips, Janet. Hope you and kids are having a terrific summer!

  10. Shallee says:

    I've been feeling empty for a while, so I changed my schedule. Getting up in the morning before my kids lets me take a little bit of time to do something I enjoy. It's working great!

  11. Running and showers do the trick for me all the time.

    Hope you're having a great summer, Janet!

  12. Love those suggestions! Especially taking a shower. I think 99% of my plot problems have been solved during showers.

  13. Good suggestions. As for me, reading a good book gets me going again. And sometimes taking a walk or gardening has the same effect.

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