Only one problem - my creative juices have dried up! So, in a quest to solve the dilemma, I have trawled the internet and discovered that 9 of our historical geniuses used different methods to help them in their creative activities. Could they work for me? I am not sure, but I am willing to give them a go.
The 9 different methods are:
1) Leonardo Da Vinci - slept 2 hours per day apparently! One has to develop a strict programme, with a series of 20 to 30 minutes of sleep every 4 hours for a period of 24 hours a day. This should create more free time, more colourful dreams and strict control of the body. Mmmmm.
2) Albert Einstein - Don't give up! Now that's easy I hear you cry! Well, not exactly - read on.
He would think of the same problem more hours a day, for many months until he succeeded in his goal. He declared "people only use 10% of the brain". Apparently if you want a brain like Einstein, you need to 'work' your brain the same way an Olympic athelete works their body (many hours, every day!).
9) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - had a rotten apple on his desk. Yup, he really believed it would work! Does it have to be a rotten apple? Apparently the brain can be stimulated by such external 'anchors'! Coffee, plants or landscapes can also work.
OK, so here is the plan. To mark the launch of my second book on 31st October, I am going to be trying each one of these - in order (no really!), to see if they really work in helping the creativity process of completing my third novel in time for Christmas. Will it work? You will have to read my daily blogs and find out, won't you?