The Nasty Mr Migraine stole my Mojo
I was doing well this week. In fact, I would say I was on a roll this month. I’d increased my workload and re-written nearly 10k words by mid-month. I was in a good routine, writing most evenings after work, my mind was uncluttered and I had a clear vision of where each scene was heading.
Then the nasty Mr Migraine put in an appearance.
I’ve been a migraine sufferer all my life, particularly my adult life. I take a few things my doctor prescribed and the severity and frequency is dramatically better than it was five or ten years ago. So far this year, I’ve only had three migraines. I’ve had spells when I regularly had three a week so in seven weeks, three is a breeze.
I had one Thursday and didn’t do any writing. Fair enough. It’s only one day after all. I can recover and get back into things. Roll on Friday!
I had a minor migraine at work on Friday and felt washed out in the evening so didn’t do any writing then either. Back to back migraines are fine. More than once I’ve had SEVEN migraines in seven days. THAT WAS FUN!
All those other migraines were worse that these recent two, so they are not even worth comparing. It’s still only two days without writing and no problem. I’ve gone longer this year without writing anything. I don’t HAVE to write every day.
Today was the day to get back into things. The weekend arrived and I wanted to pick up where I’d left off. At least I would if I could find my clarity. My mind’s cluttered with stupid details floating around. I am out of synch with the story, the characters and the routine.
My flow has gone. I was in the zone and the nasty Mr Migraine stole my Mojo (and by Mojo I refer to my ability to write, my creative spark – nothing sexual!).
As Jim Morrison sang, “We want the world and we want it … now.” Well I want the world and my writing back, NOW!
I’m going to take tonight off and see what tomorrow brings. I always find the day after a migraine is one of confusion, lethargy and doubt. Maybe I’ve just amplified that a little and a good night’s sleep will bring it all flooding back.
If you find my Mojo floating around the interweb anywhere will you please send it back to me or tweet it this way. Thanks
What do you do to get back into things?
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