Thursday, January 17, 2013

Not in the Mood? Now What?

Today's question: How do you find the energy to write when you're not in the mood?

The short answer? I don’t write. I’ve been recovering from the flu bug and some other crappy bug for the last couple of weeks. That’s why I’ve been MIA from NaBloPoMo. Sorry… You all know how the flu makes you feel.  Then, afterwards, you’re doing everything you can to increase your energy level. I tried to write during that time, because I wanted to keep my word to you and challenge myself to write every day. Believe me, it was awful! I figured you all would forgive me. Right?

Now, the longer answer to today’s question. I usually don’t force myself to write. Last week was a rare occasion (maybe the only occasion. Was it the high fever? Hmm..anyway).  Words are so powerful and delicate at the same time. Also, when you have an appreciation and care for your audience, you make quality your priority. I’m very grateful for independent publishing for that reason. As I make my introduction to the literary scene, I want to make sure that I offer you quality as well as a raw glimpse of my writing style. My desire with After the Sixth Day was to present to you my story—uncut. Then, I can sit back and wait to hear from you on how you received the book via your comments, emails, reviews, etc.  Hearing from you energizes me and motivates me!

As a poet, I never know when the mood to write will hit me. Pen, paper and/or computer are always close by. I even keep a mini-notebook in my purse or use my phone when I’m out and about.  When you get a chance, there’s a poem in my book called Jesus Was at the Gas Station. LOL I was actually pumping gas when those words came flooding in my head. I stopped pumping and tried to jot everything down in the notebook. It was too much. Since I had just left home, I rushed back there to write the words down. I couldn't wait to see where they would lead. You’ll have to get the book to find out the lesson in that one! ;-) I laughed and cried…

If you’re a writer who DOES find the energy to write when you’re not in the mood, I’d love to hear how and why.  Or anyone who just wants to share how you find the energy to do the things that are important to you when you’re not in the mood, please do! Thanks!

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I’m Trinka Polite! Georgia native! Aunt Extraordinaire (at least I think so)! Lover of divinely delicious food! Servant of God and I gratefully accept my calling as counselor, poet, and speaker. My mission? 

As a counselor, it is to empower you to access your full potential and live more authentically!

As a poet, it is to share words to inspire love, deliverance from hurtful situations and encourage a renewed relationship with God.

As a speaker, it is to provide a dynamic experience which will actively engage you and your group in learning and growing.

My professional background includes over 14 years as a Career Counselor providing education planning and career guidance.  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology.  My publications include After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey and Pain is Fertile Ground—poetry collections focused on spiritual awakening and growth.

On a more personal note, the southern lady that I am loves to cook (have you seen my Pinterest board?) and have fun with my family!  Are there any two things that bring more joy to a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl raised in the south)? Lol 

I hope we stay connected because new ventures are on the way to enlighten your mind and to partner with you to chart a course for your success!  

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