This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question — Do you have any rituals that help you get into the ZONE?
OK, I’ll stipulate I’m a little weird, just putting that out there in case you face palm at my answer. Me, I don’t have any problem getting ‘into the zone’. I am rarely overwhelmed by the mystery of writing. I’m not even whelmed. I sit down. I run through my email. I write.
If I get stuck, I research. That usually gives me endless fodder for plot lines and character development that I add in as needed.
I’m intrigued to read what others do to motivate themselves.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning