I’ve been struggling lately with my edits and rewrites. What is boils down to isn’t necessarily time, its motivation. I’m in a little rut with a timeline that’s looming and I can’t seem to get in gear, I’d rather spend time with the family or get to bed at a decent hour and try for 6 hours sleep over 4. It’s awful my excuses, I think we all go through it. I came across this article and it hit the nail on the head for me and it may do the same for you, therefore, I’m sharing below.
I’m making the time and pushing through a particular section in my book today. At least I’m well rested today 🙂
Let me know below how you stay motivated in your writing or editing process – sharing is caring and inspiration is free.
Sometimes you’re not in the mood to write, but you know that you should. Maybe you’ve set a goal and hope to reach it, or you’re on a deadline. Here are a few strategies that you can use to get s…
Source: Getting Started – David Farland | Story Doctor
I have labeled myself as an aspiring writer for the last few years and it dawned on me after reading, Sage Cohen’s article “10 Ways to Harness Fear & Fuel Your Writing” that, HELLO – I am a writer! Revelation here, good grief, I write a blog, gotten involved with social media i.e, Facebook and Twitter. I’ve even been published from my day job in clinical research. This isn’t rocket science, or is it? Why am I so hard-headed here?
Some feel it’s a matter of being published by a publishing company with marketing and agents etc… Certainly that is a goal, but most of us are publishing via the web to the masses and writing in our various forms and methods to get to that pentacle point of approaching publications by others in various methods. Essentially we are mastering our craft, our love (and sometimes hate) of writing and telling a story. Me, my goal is publication on my creative writing and learning more on various types of writing.
#7 of the article by Cohen says to ‘do what scares you because it scares you’.
This gave me pause for thought. It’s not about being reckless and doing something that would cause you harm. It’s about tackling that nasty inner critic that we all have. Whether it’s writing or sports, we all have doubts in our own abilities, it’s easier to believe the negative than the positive. So we have to tackle these challenges by forging ahead and seeing the positive. It’s that drive you have that keeps you going, and before long your gaining self-confidence. Your honing your skill set and working harder to achieve your goals. Your putting yourself out there and giving it a shot.
Are you doing what scares you? Are you putting yourself out there?
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