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.

Writer Block Excuses

Writer’s block Excuses . . . (And Arguments)

  1. I can’t think. (Why can’t you think? Write about it? For 60 seconds write whatever pops in your head. . . triggers? Pain? Hope? Happiness? Suffering? Anger? Just write it all.)

  2. I overthink. (Stop over overanalyzing . . . the word analyze had as ass it, so pull your head out of it and simply write. Or write about overthink, but stop thinking and just write!)

  3. All of my thoughts are tangled. (Work (Write) on a piece at time, and then another piece. . . over time you will have it figured out, no book got truly written overnight.)

  4. I’m too depressed. (Get out of bed and write about it. . . write about what would make you less depressed.)

  5. I just can’t write. (Not right. . . . Why? Do you have no fingers? Are you too busy? Whatever you think it is. . . write about it, damn it!)

  6. I am not good enough. (Write and prove yourself wrong. . . fight your inner demons.)

  7. I’m completely distracted. (Use your distraction in one of your stories. . . your characters probably get distracted too.)

  8. I’m lazy. (Thank for being honest, but get off your lazy butt and write something.)

  9. I have no light. (Use your phone or tablet . . . write)

  10. I have headaches. (Write in brief sprints. . . they add up.)

  11. I have computer issues. (write on Pen and Paper)

  12. My muses are arguing. (Write out the argument)

  13. I have mixed up my priories. (Write out what they are and the order)

  14. I’m restless. (Go for a walk, clean, and come back and write about it or write in a new spot)

  15. I need to read more. (Make time like 30 minutes each day to read, and at least 30 minutes to write)

  16. I’m only going to get rejected. (You will NOT know unless you try. NOW WRITE!)

  17. I’m not interested in that project. (Then work on something new. Just Write!)

  18. Others tell me “I write too much.” (Fuck them, if writing makes you happy, then write.)

  19. I’m sick or sore. (Rest it off and then write.)

  20. I’m tired. (Rest, but write in sprints. . . each bit counts. I got around 700,000 in 2019)

If anyone noticed that in every reply to my many excuses. . . I said write in one way or another. . . I just wish I would take my own advice. (I did manage to get about 1200 words written in my blogs.)

2019 Vs 2020

Day is 1-1-2020. (1 1 2020.. . .it’s cool)

Anyway. . . I have learned that I didn’t accomplish as many of my writing goals that I wanted to . . . My Blog 2018 Vs 2019

However I have been working on me. . . . my health, and some other personal projects. I do want to publish more than anything, but if I am not healthy and strong, I cannot get anything decent out on screen. (I finally got a cpap machine and more oxygen when I sleep does wonders for my energy level, but it took months to get patterns working.)

I also had participated in NaNoWriMo this year, but I did not get the goal of 50,000 words. . . I barely made 30 or 35K. . . However I did achieve my writing goals for both Camp NaNoWriMo this year. . . I have had writer’s block since mid-November. . . I just lost steam. (However I am very grateful for a good friend of mine that has been keeping my writing brain working with our own fun, creative stories.)

I did manage manage to get 136, 975 words more this year than last year. . .

2019 final word count was 689, 921 (Just 61,079 short of my hopeful goal of 750,000 words.)

I wrote 155 blogs this year. . .  (I wanted to write 300 blogs, but I focused on several novels this year and my health which took up more time and energy than planned.)
The links to all of my blogs are on here. . . I have my link list pinned to the top of this blog. I also wrote stories on wattpadd. I hope to write a few more this year.

I didn’t publish anything, but I did finish my Thriller trilogy Driving Lies. I have been working with fellow writing friends and beta readers.

I also realized that I have found a new love. . . coffee with fancy creamers in it.  (because of this, I have cut back majority on my soda intake. However I still love Pepsi too just not as much. . . between cutting back and the walks I take, I have lost 17 pounds. Yay!)

Goals I have for 2020. . .

  • I want to read more. I will make a list of books and stories, I want to read soon.
  • I want  to write more and post on my blogs and writing sites like wattpadd.
  • I want to research publishers.
  • I need to edit and get Driving Lies out for more readers.
  • I need to finish book 2 of my Vampire or work on Book 4 and 5 which the vampire war.
  • I have better writing patterns and no more writer’s block!