Reasons to Write

I have been seriously struggling with writer’s block. . . so I have learned that I have been my own cheerleader. . . However I thought by post some of these hopeful thoughts might help someone else who needs an extra boost.

Reasons to Write. . .

  • There is a good, interesting story in me. (Actually I have several and they are actually emotionally scrambled at the moment. I feel like each one is a puzzle box and I accident dumped each puzzle onto the floor. Now I piece by piece I am trying to put all of these puzzles together.. I cannot work on just one project at a time. I just need to not get so overwhelmed.)

  • It can inspire and motivate others. (Sometimes you just have to push yourself to help other push themselves too. You never know if your work will touch someone else…)

  • You have the talent. (I have been published in other works. I am published poet and playwright.)

  • The story will NOT write itself. (I just need to simply to get something on the paper. . . words to sentences to paragraphs to pages to chapters. . . and before I know it I will have another novel.)

  • You have the ability to write it. (I just need to get my pen and paper and write it. I just keep listening all of the excuses. And I NEED to stop!)

  • You are a natural storyteller. (In the past, I’m sure I was a bard.)

  • You need a way to express yourself. (You are good with words. They are paint to the canvass of other people’s minds. They are powerful. They can change people.)

  • To see the words “the End(It’s ultimate accomplishment on writing anything.)

  • You know you have those scenes in your replay in your head. Write those out! (It’s nagging you, haunting you. It needs to be written. . . so damn it, write it out.)

  • You have several novels written already, so you know you can do this. (You have done this before and you can do it again. You have multi stories in you. Remember some of those that cannot even got one story out. . . You can get out another.)

  • You know you do not feel productive unless you write. (I can cook a seven course meal, clean each room, do all of my errands on very hours of sleep, and if I do NOT write, then I feel like the day is a waste.)

  • Write for you and what you love (You can make it for everyone else when you edit.)

  • Write to just get it out. . . (Hopes, dreams, pain, fear, the weird dream you had last night. . . just write to empty your head. . . If you are anything like me, I realize as soon as I empty it, it always seems to refill over and over. )

Greatest thing is just to get out there and to write. . . Don’t over think about it, just start adding words to the paper or the screen. . . I mean really express yourself even in a poem, story, or even a good blog. Just stop rewriting you to-do list ten times over.