While I’m working on Thunder and Roses (the book. that. won’t. end), I’ve received email and messages from some of my closest writing friends. We talk shop a lot, and quite a few of them were at the end of their ropes. They were exhausted, wore to the bone, and wondering why they were still writing.
Been there. What about you guys?
Three of them went to the Romantic Times Convention this past week. All three hoped to find that spark they were missing.
They found it and more!
All three came back with incredible enthusiasm. They were tired, sure, but the love of the written word was back. Goals were set in place, momentum shifted, and another page turns in their careers.
Their joy and excitement triggered mine, and reminded me of why I started doing this in the first place. It’s why I dive into writing events like A Round of Words in 80 days, National Novel Writing Month (as well as CampNaNoWriMo in April and July), and Book in a Week.
For a list of timed artistic challenges, please check the recently updated Wiki page
There is nothing like having a group of people as motivated as you are when you tackle any project.
When you’re stuck in a rut, whether it’s the book-that-won’t-end, a series you can’t stay motivated to continue, or starting that new book, find people who are enthusiastic about this thing called writing. Let them energize you and remind you that these moments of doubt are temporary.
Then go out and write.