How do you get motivated?
For me, it’s digging into research. It’s been a long time since I wrote a pirate story and I’ve lost some of my familiarity with tallships. I’ve recently discovered I can’t write my story and leave blanks to fill in later–there’d be way too many blanks. I also need to find some pirate romances to read to get me in the right frame of mind. It’s difficult to switch from a Regency to the early 18th century, too. Clothing, figures of speech, political atmosphere, etc. bring the story to life–I need to research those things, as well. The next scene in my wip is almost ready. Today’s research will see me through this week’s writing.
And if I haven’t said this before–I love researching almost as much as writing. 🙂