1. You have to be in the mood for a spot of romance with a loved one, likewise you have to be in the mood for writing.
2. Depending on your age and marital status the chances of romantic moments happening will be based on a number of factors i.e. general mood, tiredness levels, hormonal levels, state of the house, size of ironing pile, sugar levels and your feelings towards your loved one on that particular day (feelings towards loved ones can change daily, even hourly).
The chances of you doing some writing can depend on a number of factors too i.e. general literary mood, tiredness levels, hormonal levels, sugar levels, creativity levels and your feelings towards your writing on that particular day (again feelings can change daily, even hourly).
3. You may find yourself daydreaming about a romantic moment with a loved one (dependent on many factors). Sometimes you will find yourself donning the same faraway / dreamy expression whilst thinking about your writing / one of your fictional characters – sigh!
4. After a romantic moment with a loved one you sometimes can find yourself feeling elated / euphoric / a bit happier than usual. Likewise, a spot of good writing can put a spring in your step and smile on your face.
5. Sometimes you find yourself not wanting to have a romantic moment with a loved one, instead you fancy reading a good book, taking a bath or just lying quietly on the sofa alone.
Sometimes you find yourself not wanting to write; instead you fancy cleaning your writing area, rearranging book shelves or just sitting on Facebook looking at what your neighbour ate for dinner last week.
6. Sometimes you find yourself being over generous with the truth about a romantic moment with a loved one to friends i.e. the way it made you feel / comparing it to earthquakes.
Likewise with writing you can find yourself being a bit too creative with the truth to other writers by comparing what you have written to ‘War and Peace’, when you have only managed 256 words.
7. Sometimes if you go without a romantic moment with a loved one you can be left feeling a little irritable and frustrated. Likewise going without a spell of writing can leave you feeling a little blue and a bit grumpy.
8. Some of us claim to be very good at romantic moments with loved ones and some of us claim to be very good at writing too…
9. Sometimes we feel the need to discuss a romantic moment in depth with a close friend. Perhaps the moment didn’t live up to expectation.
The same with writing, sometimes it doesn’t live up to expectations and we get the urge to send a good writing friend a long winded email about our reoccurring grammar issue.
10. Sometimes you can eat certain foods to put you in the mood for a romantic moment like oysters for instance. You can eat certain types of food to get you in a writing mood too like a block of cheese and a large glass of wine.
11. Sometimes a romantic moment can lead to serious commitments like kids, pets, mortgages and two family cars. Sometimes writing can lead to serious commitments like blogs, agents, publishers and book deals.
12. Sometimes a romantic moment can leave you looking flushed, a little breathless and in need of an electric fan. Sometimes you can emerge from Writing Land a little red faced and a bit flustered after penning a scene about that fictional character you can’t stop thinking about – sigh!
Happy writing folks 🙂
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