Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh Where, Oh Where Did My Brainmojo Go...

Oh where, oh where could it be?

So, I'm sitting there on my first break of the day after cleaning the house and entertaining a friend and her son for a playdate. My kids are occupied and I've got my laptop opened and I'm ready to add some words to my new WIP. I stare at the screen and finally write a sentence. Nope. Don't like it. Delete. I stare at the screen again and try writing a different one. Uh uh. Nope, not loving it. Delete. I stare at the screen again and type yet a different sentence and...WTF??? No!!!! No, no, no, no, no, nooooooooo. What the H E double hockey sticks is happening to my brain??? Why can I suddenly not put words together to form a good sentence? Several minutes later I'm sitting there thinking,"Oh my God! What if I've can never write again? What if this is it for me and the past two and half years have been this big tease on my life??? What else will I do with myself if I can't write? Have I really lost my writer's Mojo???"

Not to worry good people (because I'm sure you all were quite concerned *insert eye rolling emoticon*). I did eventually find it (my mojo), but man was that a scary ass ride! Turns out I was just too tired and shutting the computer for a few hours and having a STRONG cup of coffee did the trick. Writing commenced.


Has anything like that ever happened to you? Did you ever lose your writer's mojo?


  1. When I was getting nothing but rejections but ready to start the next book, I got a case of the "What's the point?" blues. So although I had all these shiny ideas, I was basically talking myself out of doing the work. Took some inner searching rather than a cup of coffee, but I did work through it!

  2. Good for you for getting your mojo back. Fantastic, I say. Fantastic.


Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs images from the End of Love kit by Lily Designs