I think I’m repeating myself, but hey, bear with me, yesterday wasn’t a good day……
The writer Thomas McGuane goes to his study every day at a set time and stays there for an allocated period. He says “I don’t have to write, but I can’t do anything else.”
Oh, if only I had a study…..if only I had a desk! lol.
I’ve tried a timetable, I’ve tried a schedule, but theres something just not right about having to use the dining room table 😦
Writing is hard. You need to find the right balance that combines willpower, relaxation, stubbornness, joy and determination. It’s not the easy option as a career move.
I don’t have any trouble writing every day, as such, but I do find it hard to get motivated and not just faff lol. Do you think Thomas McGuane faffs? 😉
I think I have too much time to write lol…..don’t laugh, it’s not funny 😉
Author Nicholson Baker said that through the years he has turned down tons of jobs because his life would be too easy, a regular income would lessen his need to write (Ian Rankin said the opposite when I attended a talk he gave, he needed the lack of time).
Soooo, does that mean I need to get a job? Lol….or that I just need to be a bit tougher on myself? Or even softer on myself? I’m not sure which 😦
I need to remember the times when my creativity flowed, when writing was easy. Capture the feeling, the circumstances. The time of day, my mood, where I was and most importantly, what kind of thing I was working on. Set myself goals, short term ones, and rewards of course….I need lots of rewards!
Then think about all the obstacles that stand in my way. Decide how to overcome those obstacles.
But most importantly…..accept that the biggest obstacle is me and that if I really wanna do this, I need to stop procrastinating.
Yesterday’s prompt about stolen goods ended up being a little tale about a husband who brought home a present for his wife for mothers day…..a stolen gift 😉 Today’s prompt is write about staying awake and believe me, I know all about that one 😉