Never Give Up as a Writer

April 17, 2015

never give upSometimes I sit down at the computer and think:


I’m too tired, too unfocused, too preoccupied.

I am not feeling it. Not feeling the writer love.

I’m just sitting there with a sneer.

Even though I know about writing’s transformative power, having experienced it many times, I’m certain that this–this time, I’m sure–it will NOT happen.

Do you hear that Writing Gods? It’s not going to happen! *sneer*

Then guess what?

It happens.

My crotchety mind-set starts to soften. Slowly, I relax into the story again. It wins me over. It wines and dines me.

Time blurs: a montage of me studious and intent at the key board. Clickity-clack.

Next thing I know, I’ve written 1000 words and my story has entered this new, fresh, sphere of existence. My main character is giving a speech, for gods sake! A speech I just wrote for her! How the heck did that happen?

This is why, my fellow writers, you must never, ever talk yourself into giving up.

Sit down and see what happens. Give yourself time to see what happens.

You never know what might happen!

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