Courting Mr. Mojo and the Groove Kid – Daily Quote

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I can feel it coming, a monumental shift floats in the night air. The season of suffering, fragmented concentration, reduced productivity, and the resulting irritability, fatigue, and sheer exhaustion are waning. Deep sleep and meditation impart their restorative powers. Rain washes away the grime, promising brighter days. Our hearts knew the situation was temporary, and the best strategy is to ride the rollercoaster — to go with the flow.

At first, the sound is faint, feeling more like a dream than anything tangible. I tumble from my bed, shower, and put on pretty clothes that make me feel human. The beat is slow, but it holds hope and unanswered possibilities. My morning coffee helps me open my eyes, and I focus on the tasks I need to complete. The pulsation strengthens, and the intensity grows.

I access my document, reread yesterday’s smattering of words, and hold my breath. I lean into what terrifies me. My fingers gravitate to the home keys, and they bang sentences into existence. Faltering steps gradually find solid footing, and emotions amp up to levels I had almost forgotten. I have climbed from the pits. The sun shines, the music swells, drums kick out an unrelenting cadence, and the story flows effortlessly onto the page. My wayward friend Mr. Mojo has returned.

“We are back in the Groove, Kid.”

How do survive the low points in your writing?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Courting Mr. Mojo and the Groove Kid – Daily Quote

  1. Sometimes low points give a breakthrough in another way. Maybe later when you re-read a section, a character becomes better, or you change a scene in another chapter… OR maybe you scrap the entire thing… just have to keep going. MAYBE a new book idea forms. I’ve been watching some online writing classes for children’s books, it’s good, but exhausting too. My brain is on overload. Ah…quarantine.

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    • It is all those “Maybes” that keep me going. I have been watching a few online classes too, and I have picked up a few good ideas. They can be very draining, especially when I don’t find anything of value in them. I am looking forward to the end of quarantine. Stay well. 💕

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  2. I’m currently grinding through my WIP–no mojo. But I’m keeping myself intellectually inspired by thinking about the concept and diving back into the references. I’ve even discovered a new source of inspiration–the Arabian Nights. 😀

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