Author: JamieKate
•3:36 PM
You're all going to cheer and shout from the rooftops. I may have some doubts about the writing, but I have done it. Not only did I finish that stupid problem scene, but I powered through the very important scene following! I may not think it's the best writing in the universe, but I did it, and so I'm forcing myself to be proud (even as my inner editor is yelling at me to find newer and better ways to structure my sentences).

Lesson? Write. Even if you don't want to. Even if you think it sucks afterwards. Because you know what? It's better than the opposite (not writing, in case you didn't get that). At least you have a product if you write. At least you're working towards your goal. Even if you have to delete every last word of what you wrote (which, unless the writing is gibberish, I don't suggest), you still did something. You moved forward instead of standing still. You plunged into the frigid water instead of frowning and shivering along the shore. Even if you only dipped in your toes, it's okay.

Writing is really hard. Even as I create a new character and wonder if I'm painting a certain part of him accurately and have no one to ask, I have to soldier on. Things can be changed and rewritten. Things can't appear on the page through brain osmosis. Though that would be super cool. But we aren't quite there yet, technologically. So we have to scribble and type our way to success. You and me. Together. Let's go. Motivation. You're awesome and talented. No one could write your ideas like you could. We're gonna sell our novels by the thousand (or even the dozen, that'd be okay too) and worm our way into the biz.

But first, before any of that, we have to write.
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On January 28, 2010 at 5:26 PM , DL Hammons said...

Amen! A writer that doesn't just a daydreamer.

On January 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM , Kimberly Franklin said...

That's like the best pep talk I've ever had. Can ou do this everyday??? : )

On January 28, 2010 at 11:21 PM , JamieKate said...

I can certainly try!...Although everyday may be difficult. But we'll see. :D

On January 29, 2010 at 10:27 PM , DL Hammons said...

I've stopped back by again to let you know there's an award waiting for you over on my blog.


On January 30, 2010 at 12:26 AM , Jonathon Arntson said...

"But first, before any of that, we have to write." True that.

I like you.

On January 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM , JamieKate said...

Thank you DL!! I am very gratified. :D