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My muses are still on vacation. . . Eh

I’ve been having serious issues with writing this year. . . last year I had over a quarter of a million words written, but this year I can barely get ten thousand a month. I could get through Camp NaNo in April.

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I know I want to write. . . screw it, I need to write. I just feel like my muses went on a long vacation, and my character will not talk directly to me. They only talk when my muses are around; it’s like they need the middle man to tell their stories.

Maybe I need more or new inspiration. . .

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Maybe I need a vacation (laughs).

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Maybe I just need the right song. . .

Whatever it is I hope it comes back in November.

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It’s crazy I have all of these ideas stuck in my head, and yet I can’t not get them out. . . it’s like they are in suspended animation. However I did notice if an idea slips out that I am usually at my busiest moment. . . always happens. (I’m trying to stay busy. . . sometimes so busy I cannot write.)
I feel like my brain is a dusty attic where the light only works when it wants to, and everything is in boxes covered with at least an inch of dust and cobwebs. I need to get inspired. . . fix the damn light and clean the dust and cobwebs. But how?

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I hope my brain gets more active before and during NaNoWriMo. That is why I am writing prompts. . . on my other account http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

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Loki Prompt Challenge. . . ending

I have gotten at least ten out of twenty-five of the Loki Challenge done. I wanted more, but with family and personal issues, it just didn’t happen. Sometimes Life just gets in the way of my writing. . . it happens.

Starting September 21st until October 31 st. Then NaNoWriMo.  . . . I am starting a Supernatural horror theme. . . I am giving myself the goal of 20 posts. . . Supernatural (Show) or horror themed.

40 Days of Horror

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I will post these prompts on http://rebekah1213.wordpress.com

Refurbishing on good terms

I have been going through many different personal problems. . . my boyfriend and I of eight years decided to go our own ways. We just grew apart and wanted two different things. I hope he finds what and who he is looking for and is happy. . . I am genuine in my message. We have still decided to be friends.

I am also working on a short horror story for an anthology next year.

I have so far only finished 10 out of 25 flash fiction prompts. . . I know I wanted to finish them by the 15th, but I think I will try to give to the 20th. . . Which gives me about seven days to finish 15 prompts. . . you can read them and see the pictures (which I found from the Internet.) on my other blog. . . . http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com
The current theme is Loki (from the Thor and Avenger movies).

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Next theme is Supernatural (the show and horror theme) Hopefully from Sept 20th to Oct 31st.

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I am not sure about NaNoWriMo this year. . . I am in the process of moving.

Next Writing Challenge

Loki 25 Prompt Challenge August 14th to Sept 15th.

The stories will be posted on my personal blog http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

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1. #This Pleases Loki
2. What is the story behind the smile
3. Tell the story in the picture
4. Loki’s sexy pout makes all of the fangirls go crazy (what makes him so irresistible?)
5. “I am Loki of Asgard, and I am burden with a glorious purpose.”
6. when the villain has more fangirls than the hero . . .
7. “So you saw The Avengers, I was adorable, right?”
8. Why is he worthy of Mjolnir?
9. Prisoner of Loki
10. Loki “Let me love you”
11. Loki: The Wicked World (What happens in it?)
12. You were made to be ruled in the end: You always kneel
13. Never has evil been green-eyed, gentle, and defenseless
14. When I go wrong?
15. “What happened to you in Valhalla?” Odin questioned (Tumblr)
16. “Art thou ready for sex?” Loki asked. . .
17. Story behind the picture
18. Story behind the picture
19. Write Loki’s first memory
20. Story behind the picture
21. Story behind the picture
22. Loki turns into a hero
23. Bondage scene (he is tied up)
24. Loki with his daughter telling a story
25. Write a story between Thor and baby brother

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I have had writer’s block, so these will not be done in order, but I will mark down which prompt I am doing and each will have a picture. I may post more than one per day, and there may be more than one day in between posts. I will Link them together when I am finished.

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(I know I have one more day of my 14 day challenge and I hope to finish and post it soon.)

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Another 5 minute Rant

First of all, on this blog I try to keep all things natural or positive. Secondly, I try my promote my own and other’s writings. If you want to know more about me you can read my other blog, my personal blog http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com (I’m trying to get more readers on it.)

I am glad my 5 minute Rant and my facebook page got so many view over the week. http;//www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire I have to give my boyfriend credit. He was the one who told me to not worry about the mess, it will still be there when I was done writing. (And it was. . . sigh)

If you also can’t write. . . just try to list ideas. . . and work from there.

I also make picture and music videos. . . where I get art or celebrity pic from the Internet and make a video. I also make music playlist for each project. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb2Yb-IeUxjHx1DcVttxDAA?view_as=subscriber  That is my you tube channel.

If you really can’t writing, then read.

Anyway, I hope you are all writing and/or reading out there. I hope to get more posted soon.

Random Lists for Writer’s block

Here are a few of my own lists. . . from my blog https://rebekahwolveire.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/writers-block-exercise/
(It can help your own muse to make up your own lists. You can even use characters you are already writing with. You can also make the list as small a 3 (use a 6 die and divided by 2), other dice include 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, and 100 or Percent) You can get dice sets at cheap at $4 to 21 for the pound o Dice on http://www.amazon.com
Random Characters

1. Poor person living in a box (roll odds or man and evens for a woman)
2. Crazy Cat Lady (roll a 20 die to see how many cats she has. . . re-roll if you get 5 or lower: needs to be over 5)
3. Store Clerk who is in love with a married customer
4. Base it off the weirdest person you know
5. Gold Digger
6. A good cop working in a station of corrupt cops
7. A pizza delivery person who is allergic to pepperoni
8. Untalented person who is in an art school
9. A hyper kid (use 12 die for age) stuck in a quiet room
10. Business person wanting a family but has no time
11. The pool person who uses sex to gain secrets about married people in the neighborhood
12. A clueless CEO who is lucky enough to keep their business
13. Cat man (half man/half cat)
14. Rebel teenager who has everyone believing they are smart
15. A struggling cook in a rigged reality TV show
16. A person who is convicted of a crime that they never did
17. Geek at a (Comic/Anime) Convention
18. Sugar Mama/Papa figuring out that they are being used
19. A “rat” trying to get information (Roll of a 4 die to see how successful 1. very bad/failing; 2. Unexpected events; 3. got basic facts, but not enough; 4. Got all information)
20. A person doesn’t know that they are. . . (Roll a Die 6: 1. Mutant; 2. Witch; 3. Vampire; 4. Werewolf; 5. Villain; 6. Super Hero)

Random Reasons for a Conflict

1. Friends betrayal: Lies, gossip, and mistrust
2. Cheating
3. Playing with a Chemistry kit
4. Voodoo gone wrong
5. Web of Lies
6. Dealing with confused thieves
7. Fighting
8. Being Possessed/Haunted
9. Political Debate
10. Religious War
11. Intolerance
12. Corrupt power
13. A disease that is taking over the world
14. Solar Flares
15. Zombies
16. A love triangle
17. Magic vs. Science
18. A hidden trader
19. Urban legends becoming real
20. Seven deadly sins (Roll 8: 1. Lust; 2. Laziness; 3. Pride; 4. Anger; 5. Gluttony; 6. Envy; 7.Greed and then re-roll if you get an 8)

Random Places

1. Beach
2. City
3. Grocery Store
4. House (roll a 8 die for rooms 1. Living room; 2. Master bedroom; 3. Guest room; 4. Bathroom; 5. Kitchen; 6. Den; 7. Basement; 8. Attic)
5. Other Planet
6. Airport
7. Bank
8. Mall (Roll 8 die: 1. Gothic; 2. Preppy clothes store; 3. Candle store; 4. Movie/Music store; 5. Video game store; 6. Appliance store; 7.Bath Store; 8.Pet Store)
9. Restaurant (Roll 10 die: 1.Italian; 2. Frances; 3. Asian; 4. Buffet; 5. Steak House; 6. Seafood; 7. Fast Food; 8. Diner; 9. Pizza Parlor; 10 Spanish etc )
10. Junkyard
11. Park
12. Lake
13. Spa
14. On a Cruise ship
15. Casino
16. Bad motel room
17. Public pool
18. An Amusement Park
19. Pawn Shop
20. Produce Market

Random enemy

1. Gossiping Best friend
2. Million Scientist with no common sense
3. Three Mindless Thugs
4. Mob Boss
5. Bratty Teenager
6. Lying Politician
7. Corrupt cop
8. Confused Lawyer
9. Money hungry doctor
10. “Poor” Judge
11. A man who believes he has lost it all
12. Psycho killer
13. Neurotic Rapist
14. Alien (outer-space/ another country)
15. Contagious Cook
16. Paranoid parent
17. Alcoholic in denial
18. Disbelieving Pastor/Priest
19. Lazy teacher
20. An ignored teen

Random Powers

1. Invisibility
2. Telekinesis
3. Telepathic
4. Flight
5. Charm/simple mind control
6. Super strength
7. Super Speed
8. Sonic Voice
9. Hard Skeleton
10. Communication/Commanding animals
11. Changing Physical forms
12. breathing Under Water
13. Cat Eyes: seeing at night
14. Physical control with voice
15. Empathic: share pleasure or pain with others
16. Flexibility
17. Mass-mind control
18. Powers of the Elements (roll 4 die: 1. Water; 2. Air; 3. Fire; 4. Earth)
19. Omega-power All knowing
20. Mixed powers (roll twice and mix power together)

Random Weakness

1. Illness (Roll 8 die: 1. Contagious; 2. Mental; 3. Disease; 4. Plague; 5. Cancer; 6. Cold; 7. Allergy; 8. Infection.)
2. Curse
3. Clumsiness
4. Blindness (Roll percent die for how much)
5. Deafness (Roll percent die for how much)
6. Missing a limb
7. Inappropriate
8. Shy
9. Clueless
10. Too smart for your own good
11. Flighty
12. Hates outdoors
13. Falls asleep at random times
14. Pena-phobic (fears everything)
15. Egotistical
16. Obsessed
17. Unpopular
18. Insecure
19. Stuck in a fantasy world
20. Driven by many personalities

Random Side(kick) Characters

1. Blind sous chef
2. Old person who tells confusing stories
3. A writer/artist who steals all of their ideas
4. An opinionated loud-mouth catalyst
5. An ill neighborhood
6. Anal retentive Cleaner
7. Obsessive coupon lady
8. Inflexible dancer
9. The crazy uncle
10. The man who does nothing
11. Anime writers who eats cold ramen to get inspired
12. a helper monkey
13. a drunken sibling
14. a video gamer who will not leave the house until all of the achievements are accomplished
15. A people pleaser with cranky roommates
16. An artist who has different personalities
17. Opposite roommates/Twins
18. Chaotic Offender/Organized Planner
19. A couch potato that cannot stand what is on TV
20. A curious kid that follows trouble

Writer’s Block Exercise

I’ve had writer’s block lately . . . I’ve had a lot going on: family issues and trying to find a new house etc. I have just been completely creatively blocked. I have worked on a few things to help me break this block.
I play RPG (Role-play games) with a seven set of dice. (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, and percent You can get set of die at your local hobby store or on online stores like amazon.com You can play pay from a few dollars to twenty dollars for a set or a pound of dices.)
I made random lists of twenty. Examples: Characters, Heroes, Villains, Locations, Super Powers, Conflicts, Strengths, Weakness. Etc.
I roll the dice, then I write. . . the dice makes all of the decisions for me. (You can make it as simple or as complicated at you want.)
List of Lists (Different amounts could use different types of dice.)

1. People (Actors, Artists, Occupations, family etc)
2. Characters (TV, Books, movies)
3. Locations
4. Furniture
5. Transportation
6. Stores
7. Appliances
8. Electronics
9. Rooms
10. Facial Feasures
11. Colors
12. Hair Styles
13. Random things/items
14. Heroes/Allies
15. Enemies/Villains
16. Conflicts/problems
17. Beginning scenarios
18. Middle Twists
19. Endings
20. weapons
21. ways to kill your characters
22. Alternatives lives
23. reasons for a party
24. reasons for sex
25. reasons for a meeting
26. daily schedule
27. Jobs
28. chances (good/bad)
29. What if scenarios
30. Foods

Some of my Lists . . . . (Creating your own lists can help the creative juices to flow. However if you cannot come up with ideas of your own. Here are a few lists of mine that you can use for exercises to motivate your muses.)