I love that I can just casually blow my cat’s mind. Meowing loudly because their food dish is empty? I can just magically swoop down and shake it, and it will refill itself. Because kitty can’t recognize that all the food has been pushed into a ring on the outer edge of the bowl. To them I am amazingly making food materialize out of no where.
Thank you for the ask - I’ve never answered one on mobile before, so I hope nothing goes wrong D:
17. A fact about my life
I was trying to think of a more interesting fact, but the one that came to mind is that I love breakfast food and eat a huge breakfast every day. Probably thought of it because I had a crappy dinner and feel hungry again even though I’m already in bed for the night.
40. Have you ever been in a fist fight?
In I think, 2nd grade, I was in a pushing/hair pulling fight with another girl in my class. I definitely lost, I can remember getting knocked flat on my back in the snow and crying. But at least I did pull her braid really hard before she took me out.
76. Have you ever done something you told yourself you wouldn’t?
Went to SW Celebration alone on a 4-day pass. I told myself for months after buying the pass that it was a dumb idea, I couldn’t do it, I shouldn’t do it. A few weeks before, all of a sudden I told my brain fuck you, I’m going, and was lucky there was still a flight to Orlando at that point. I also bought a print of Maul x Sandpeople there after walking past the artist’s table like 6 times and telling myself NO YOU WILL NOT BUY THAT.
I’m about to give you some advice that I don’t usually follow myself, but that I know works.
Confused? Yeah, me too.
Motivation is often a story killer. You’re tired from a long day at school or work or looking after kids. The last thing you want to do is glue your face to a computer screen and do even more work, right? That scene you were thinking about all day can wait, you’ll get to it another time when you’re rested and bothered.
But you (I,) shouldn’t think like that. This is what I tend to do If I want to write but aren’t bothered to.
Open your word document, and just read the last few sentences you wrote to get your story fresh in your mind.
Then do something else. Make some food, do some cleaning. Something mindless, that doesn’t require a lot of attention. Something to move yourself away from the screen- and no, social media doesn’t count. You don’t want to get sucked in.
(I find that I’ll be thinking about my story as I do these tasks, which makes my motivation slowly return.)
After a while, go back to your document and write a few lines. I usually end up writing a hundred words or so, which isn’t great but still progress.
Of course this might not work for everyone- there are people out there who write regardless of motivation or inspiration and I hope to get to that level some day.
But for now, I hope this can help someone with motivation , even if it’s just for a moment.