London, in the early 1900′s. Lady Morgana Pendragon is the highly controversial daughter of the Conservative leader
The Rt Hon. Sir Uther Pendragon, MP. It has been widely speculated by the tabloids that the Lady Morgana is secretly funding the suffragettes movement. It would seem where the Lady Morgana would go she would attract attention from her bold fashion reflecting her general demeanour to her choice of “companion” with the young Miss Guinevere Leodegrance, a once servant to the Pendragons, now with the help of the Lady Morgana a sensation in London’s affluent music scene.
On the other side of the Spectrum the working class are rising in the form of the Labour party, the leader is rumoured to be the opposition’s own wayward son,
The Rt Hon. Arthur Pendragon, MP. who gave up his titles after his rebellion. Mister Pendragon is often criticised for the position due to his privileged upbringing, most publicly by a certain reporter by the name of Mister Merlin Emrys. Mister Emrys is The Guardian’s most favoured reporter, whose wish with the help of his undercover colleague Miss Mithian Nemeth it is to expose the Lady Morgana’s affair with Miss Guinevere, in the hope to use the scandal to bring upon an uprising against the Aristocracy for a modern Britain.
OK SO a lot of things to say.. it’s snowing all day down here so that means no school! And I know ren’s been in snow before (according to that one official picture :B), i just like to make fun of him..I gave ren that stupid hat cause i have one myself. And ren is totally biting Shinjiro’s style but i realized it too late orz Sorry for the cruddy quality, i’m running very low on fuel!!
Me: exhausted. At my wits end. Leaves two plates and a cup sit in the sink for 48 hours.
Roommate who doesn’t understand how to live with people sends a text: “Hey, can you do your dishes right away rather than just leaving them in the sink all the time?”
Me: “I can try but although it may not appear so, I’m already trying really hard as it is. Under some circumstances, like when work is busy and stressful as it is at the end of the school year, I do not have enough executive functioning to do some tasks and usually things like household chores are the first to suffer. It is not an excuse, it is literally a neurological disability. Please understand that me leaving dishes in the sink it not meant as disrespect to you, it is because I literally cannot do them at this point in time. It will be a lot easier for me to be attentive once school is 100% done, next Tuesday. I apologize for causing you frustration or inconvenience. I will try to do better”.
It’s 3 am. I’m sound asleep and I roll ever to get a drink of water, I stupidly check my phone and see that Tom has posted on both twitter and Instagram AND the new trailer has dropped. Needless to say I’m wide awake and will probably be for the next hour in fear of missing something from Tom
Can you give a link to your Instagram? I was trying to find it (I'm an aspiring artist myself and I live your style to bits) and I couldn't pull anything up on Instagram. Pretty please? Your amazing!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Hi I have a question, how do you find the time to write ? Or maybe I should ask more about the energy. Cause when I come back from the uni I'm utterly exhausted with no motivation or energy and I don't write (and if I do I hate what comes out). Help?
Thanks for your question! Sorry the answer came so late – I accidentally queued instead of scheduling, so it got waaay pushed back…
But I commiserate with your problem. The busier life gets, the less time there is to write – and the less time you spend writing, the less practice you get, so the words start to sound weird and sterile, and then you stress out because you only have 0.4 hours left to write and nothing good is coming out, and then you decide to rest it out and try again tomorrow, but then you’re just falling more and more out of practice… It’s literal writing hell. I’m in there with you right now, as a matter of fact.
There are a few different methods out there for dealing with lack of motivation/energy, and while I don’t use or agree with all of them, it’s really up to the individual writer. As for general tips, I think these are the most important:
Sleep. No matter how much you’ve written (or haven’t written) today, you need to get a good amount of sleep in order to function, both in writing and in other aspects of life. I know that this is my first sacrifice when I start feeling blocked – when I feel stressed about my lack of writing, I stay up until 5 or 6 in the morning until I’ve written something. But this is only a short-term solution, and won’t help you to continue to write the next day. Keeping a writing schedule is all about consistency, and the energy you’re lacking won’t come without sleep.
Change your writing time. You stated in your question that when you come back from class, you’re too tired to write. My advice would be to shift your schedule! All writers have certain times or settings that work better for them. If you can, try going to bed a bit earlier so you can wake up in time to write before class/work. If that doesn’t work, you could also try taking a nap after class and then writing. Play around with it and see what works, because if this is the problem, there’s an easy long-term solution for it!
Get rid of distractions. This counts for all things – not just technology. Put away your groceries. Do the dishes. Call and make that doctor’s appointment. Get other things in order so that when you sit down to write, there’s nothing to worry about, nothing to do, except writing. The stress of external issues can mentally exhaust you, even when you’re sitting blankly in front of your word document. Not only that, but the less you’ve managed in your personal life, the more negativity can creep into your head and cause that “I-hate-my-writing-this-is-an-abomination-to-the-inventor-of-words” feeling. And nobody likes that feeling.
Practice positive thinking. Your energy and motivation, as well as a good chunk of your writing time, is zapped every time you sit at the computer and think, “Wow, this sucks. What I’m writing right now sucks.” It’s an easy line of thinking to fall into! We look at our writing as we’re writing it, and we think of all the things we aren’t doing as well as we want to, and it ruins the whole process. It takes us out of our scenes! So whenever you hear that voice in your head saying something negative, SHUT IT DOWN. Instead, point out something good about what you’ve written. Literally force yourself to think on the bright side, and your writing process will improve.
Consider changing your plot. If none of the above helps, and you still have no motivation to write, it could be time to look at what you’re writing. Has your story grown stale? Are things moving too slowly? Are your characters two-dimensional or unlikable? Have you deviated too far from the theme or the plot itself? Any number of tiny plot problems can kill your motivation before you’ve even started. So take a half hour and look over the whole plot, top to bottom, until you’re satisfied that there are no plot holes, inconsistencies, or generally lame areas. If there are, either fix them or make a note to fix them later. Reconcile the issues so they don’t bog you down.
If none of these ideas help you, feel free to drop me another ask with any of your more specific problems. I hope you find the problem and get through it! The world needs your writing :)