“how do we keep motivated on writing? I used to write, then stopped for months, then im starting again, bt how do i keep being motivated? 🙂 would really appreciate the advice :D”
Great question. Motivation is very important in writing, if you’re not motivated to write and you just keep writing to finish what you’re working on and ‘just get it over with’ it reflects in what you’re writing. Readers pick up on a lot more than we often suspect… and in most cases, would prefer.
A lot of people have different ideas on how to keep yourself going and honestly, usually if you’re inspired to write, you’ve already got your motivation. If the ideas are flowing, putting them on paper should not feel like a chore. So many of them will give you different writing exercises, different things to do on the side while writing, and while those may work, they’re not what I recommend.
Personally Senra, I would say that if you’re not motivated to write, given what I said above, put your pen down, now. I’m not kidding, unless you’re under a strict dead-line from a publisher, there is no reason for you to keep writing. You’re not doing yourself or your readers any favors by writing when not inspired or motivated. It’s okay to put your pen down. Go do something else.
I would recommend going out and trying something new, something you’ve never done before that you’ve always wanted to. Maybe it’s time to dust off the old bucket list and pick something to cross off. Take some YOU time and go do something wild or out of the ordinary for you.
It may take a few days, or even a few months, but I can guarantee you that the new experience will get the creative juices flowing and absence from writing will make the heart grow fonder for it.
Hope this helps, good luck, and I hope to see what you’ve come up with real soon!
Everyone, do you agree, or do you have another method that Senra can utilize that works for you? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know.
Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.
I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.
I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.
Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.
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