Have you ever thought about why you started writing? As this blog reflects (and lack of recent posts), I’ve been dragging on the motivation front.
Well, I was thinking today about why I started writing in the first place. And guess what? I got excited. For the first time in months I felt compelled to even write a blog post. Why? Because I remembered that I started writing because it sounded like fun. Yes, FUN. No one starts a venture because it seems daunting. At least I don’t. I’m up for a challenge and all, but c’mon writing a novel? I had no idea how hard it would be to write my first novel, and then my second, and even contemplate a third. And it's a good thing too, because I probably never would have started a single one.
Here’s my thought: If I have any hope of returning to my writing with any success, I have to stop focusing on publishing and start having fun. I’ve lost that loving feeling and want it back. So I’m writing to have fun. To capture my own happiness. I know it's possible if I can turn off the logical part of my brain. That shouldn't be too hard (especially since I'm preggers. Logic left a long time ago).
So, what about you? Can you face the throes of publishing without it killing your creativity. Or are you like me and need to get back to the basics?
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