#FirstDraft60 Day 37: Monday Momentum–What’s Motivating You Today? #amwriting #nanowrimo
So it looks like most of us had a very challenging first week and missed our daily and overall word-count goals. But not only is it the beginning of a new week, it’s a new day with new chances to get motivated and start gaining/regaining momentum.
So here are three things I thought might encourage all of us and remind us that everything before now is past. It’s only the future we can change and make better.
- No matter how many writing groups you join, no matter how active you are in them, no matter how many blogs you write and read and comment on, no matter how many writers’ forums you participate in, when it comes down to it, writing is a solitary venture. Unless you put YOUR butt in YOUR chair and start committing words to paper (whether electronic or wood pulp), your story will not get written. more . . .
Wonder. I believe all writers need to view the world around them with a sense of wonder. more . . .
Reach out. Writing can be such a solitary pursuit. more . . .
- WRITE—with Integrity
Integrity. It takes years, decades, to build your reputation as a person of integrity. And only one wrong word or deed to ruin it. more . . .
Technical. . . .I’m talking about writing our novels with technical accuracy. Study the craft. Study grammar. Study a style book. Study other authors’ books. more . . .
Effort. Writing isn’t easy. . . .There are a lot of people who want to write, but there are a lot more who want to have written. They don’t want to put the time in to sit at the computer for hours and hours composing the story, then twice or three times as many hours editing and revising and critiquing. This is when everyone who wants to “be a writer” learns whether it’s truly their life’s work, a job, or just a hobby. more . . .
Assignment: What is motivating you today? How will you build momentum to strive toward your goal(s) this week?
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