Sometimes, more times than I care to admit, my passion for writing wanes. It hurts just writing that, but it's true.
And there are many reasons why this occurs: fear, self-doubt, the busyness of life, just to name a few.
But when you are a writer (and by this, I mean not just one who writes, but one who is compelled to, who MUST write), you have to overcome everything that keeps you from the page and get to writing.
When we realize that our writing mojo is on empty, it's important to take some measures to remedy the problem.
Here are three suggestions that I use to kick-start the writing.
Think about Your Love of Writing
Why do you love to write? This is not the time to think about your current situation: that is, the situation where you are not writing and you feel your desire is long gone. This is a time to think about your past writing experiences. Why did you start writing? How do you feel when you write? What do you think about yourself and your writing when you write?
Recall Your Favorite Writing Experience
What has been your favorite writing experience? What was the project? How did you feel while writing the project? Why is it your most favorite project? These feelings you write about? Incorporating this positive feelings into your current situation can aid you in bringing forth much writing.
Acknowledge the Fear That Usurps Your Writing
Everyone has fears. The goal is to not let fears destroy what you're trying to build--whether that's a character's life or your own life. Acknowledging your fears allows you to deal with them. What negative thoughts do you have when you attempt to write? Where do these negative thoughts come from? Where do they originate? How accurate are these thoughts? Usually, fear is not TRUE; it's something we've conjured up in such a way that it looks real. It even has a physical identity it becomes so real. Try to get outside of your negative thoughts and that place where fear resides and truly examine each of your fears, each of those negative thoughts that try to kill your writing. How real are they? Write positive truths to negate each of those negative thoughts. Repeat those positive truths aloud.
What do you do when you feel your writing passion wane?
|Creative Passionista Shon Bacon is an author, editor, and educator whose biggest joys are writing and helping others develop their craft. She has published both creatively and academically and interviews women writers on her popular blog ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING. You can learn more about Shon's writings at her author website, and you can get information about her editorial services at CLG Entertainment.|