Thursday, June 27, 2013

What motivates your writing?

I have been sitting here stuck trying to write, a blank page before me and a blank screen in my mind. I love to write and and want to write but the words usually don't come just when I am at my desk. And especially this frustrates me because otherwise all I do is think of ideas, and  ideas to write but then when I come down it I have nothing to show so I leave frustrated and say Ill start again another day and so goes a vicious cycle and no writing gets done. But today I have decided to sit and not give up. Close my eyes and just write, write whatever comes to mind and truly now I am getting somewhere.

So what truly motivates you to write? For me, its having a passion for writing, and the need to improve on my writing but I don't always have those days.  I am one of those who give up easily unless I force myself to. I have never been fond of my writing and so my quest is to build and work my writing. So it just happened one day while I was reading an article, I read that one of the keys to good writing is to emulate good writers and since my writing is mostly blogging, I googled in top ten bloggers of  2013. This is where I found Joe Bunting -  thewritepractice.com- something I really needed to practice my writing. I also found Jeff Goins -goinswriter.com/‎ -  his writing truly keeps me motivated. Its writers and feeling part of a community of writers where you writing can get constructive feedback like 'The Write Practice' that holds onto my motivation.

Do you daydream your writing? Just before I go to bed, its when my mind works the most and all ideas and words come through just like they are in sync with one another. These are the moments I think my best writing comes along.When I was back in high school , writing was a big chore and I usually left it to the last minute. And there was one day, when I went to bed, in the middle of the night I thought of my assigned essay topic and how to go about it and so I got up and wrote it out. It was the first draft and I didn't think much I was just happy it was done but when I did receive the results I was surprised that I had an A. Same went for my running a 5 K race, I used to plan out running the whole route in my mind in the night, the day before the race and the next day at the race I always improved on my time. So I have understood that mind can be an amazing tool and focusing on what I love truly motivates my results.

I don't know what motivates you, but  for me being part of community that motivates my passion, dreaming and showing up that it can really happen is what keeps me getting there.

2 comments:

  1. You have the right attitude! Keep trying, it takes a lot of discipline! I have the same issues, too, so you are not alone! I like keeping a blogging journal that I try to write in before bed and or upon rising in the a.m.

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    1. hi lisa, thanks for your comment! it definitely made my day to keep forging on!

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