Hair of the Dog

Here in Britain the title means using the illness to cure. Some say that getting back on the bike or horse after a fall will cure the fear of riding again.

Since I entered (and failed) NaNoWriMo in 2012 I’ve written virtually nothing. I have felt little desire to put pen to paper or more realistically, tap out words in Scriverner. I don’t really know what happened or why I suddenly lost my writing desire. I can’t really say I have been suffering writers block, its been much deeper than that; I just lost my mojo. Other things seemed much more important; things which, in the past, I would have ignored rather than not write.

Lately its begun to bother me. I’ve continued to read all the interesting blogs and sometimes two books at once but the desire to write hasn’t been there.

So I’ve decided to enter NaNoWriMo again this year, just for the discipline of writing every day again. I’m not really bothered if I win, although I have every intention of doing so. It’s more about seeking the cure from what I feel has contributed to my disappearing muse.

I’m writing my autobiography so I know the subject pretty well and I don’t need to do lots of research. By getting back on the writing horse I’m hoping to rekindle my desire to write.

I’ll let you know

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