Today is the perfect day for me to go where all of us writers have to go every once in a while…DEEP, DEEP, DOWN. We all strive to write something everyday and when we can’t find the inspiration, it’s like pulling teeth to get a word count of one. Today is one of those days for me. I envy those that can sit at the computer, no matter the situation, and spit out a 1000 word day without blinking or no matter the mood. I’ve always been a moody writer and to step up my game, I’ve learned that I have to sometimes (actually a lot) focus harder, dig down deeper, and conquer the temperamental demon of writing.
Before getting focused, I would procrastinate and say, “Well, today isn’t the day for writing””. Yes, I’ve only been doing this a week, but I have to say that I see where blogging has kept me focused and it has held me accountable for the goals I want to reach on a daily basis. It makes me think, makes me write, makes me keep my book front and center of my thoughts. I am very appreciative of this outlet, and I am glad I challenged myself to start this new creative adventure. Not only is it another way of expressing my love of the written word, but it also gives me another way to find inspiration.
Sometimes when you dig deep, you find more than you thought you would and the words come together better than if they flowed like a waterfall. I am learning this more and more. I find it exciting. I find it gratifying. This means that no longer are the days of sloughing off writing because the mood isn’t there. Inspiration comes from deep within sometimes, and now searching for it is more of a fun journey, versus a horrible, word scavenger hunt.
Embrace the hunt. The reward is better in the end.
Time to go hunting. Until next time….