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Keep writing the book once you start

January 30, 2013

Okay, listen up guys and gals.
You have to write even when you don’t feel like it. That’s really what it comes down to, because let’s face it: You’re not always going to want to put yourself in front of that computer every day.
There are going to be mornings – or afternoons or evenings as the case may be – when you simply don’t want to write. The initial rapturous feelings that filled your soul from writing the book you started may begin to fade. It will be hard sometimes to launch yourself into writing. You may have a cold, the flu, crap on your mind that is calling you away from that book you’ve been so eager about banging out.
But here’s the thing. If you keep writing, despite those hurdles and problems all of us encounter in life – five or six times a week, hopefully the same time every day – you’ll get into a rhythm, and that means a momentum, a really nice flow that will carry you through the bad days as well as the good days.
It really will. You’ll also find that overall, the good days will exceed the bad days. In fact, some days the words will come so fast and furious it will be all you can do to stop yourself from writing.  And of course, those are the best days for a writer. Those are the days when you know you’re in a zone. And those days will come quite often, if you are writing fast and from the heart like I believe everyone should write a book.
So keep those words flowing. Don’t turn off the faucet that pours forth the prose, which is what will happen if you start taking days off. Skip one or two days and then three or fours days and the next thing you know, you wont’t be writing at all. Writing a book is journey, and a pretty damn good one, especially when you look at some of the other trips you can go on in this life which really aren’t worth a whole hell of a lot.
If you’re a writer, be a writer – not a pretender. So get writing and quit reading this blog. Besides, that’s all I have to say for today.

 

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    I needed to read this. Thank you for the encouragement.

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