So here's a question for you:
What kindles your flame?
Here's what I mean: you know when you get something new, and it makes you excited to use it? Like this, for instance:
I got new running shoes yesterday. My previous shoes were old and very worn; I was experiencing pain in both feet and my knees.
"What can fix this?" I asked myself.
"Shopping," myself instantly answered. "Erm, shoe-shopping, that is."
So I found some pretty new running shoes, and even though I'd already been to the gym yesterday, I kept thinking, "ooh, I should go try them out." Fortunately, I was able to wait until this morning for my usual gym time, and you know what?
The shoes were totally worth it. I'm pretty sure I could have run all day (and by all day, I mean for like 10 extra minutes).
I think this carries over into other parts of our life--new appliances, new tools, new clothes, new furniture, new toys--all just dying to be used, and us dying to use them.
So here's my question: when you've worn your MS out, and it's giving you pains everywhere and just not supporting you the way it used to, how do you infuse it with new life? How do you give yourself the urge to write/revise/edit like it's brand new?
New candles? (maybe I'm the only fire-obsessed writer)
Rearrange your desk?
Curious mind want to know.