Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves.
~ Paul Theroux
Although I've been writing almost every day since I started my blog in July, I do have days where nothing works. Other days, poems are produced almost effortlessly and characters pop into my head and my dreams and seem to write themselves. One book I took on my short vacation was Write. 10 Days to Overcome Writer's Block. Period. I thought this would be a good blog topic. I'm going to follow the book with tomorrow being Day 1 and see where it takes me. A lot of my writer's block seems to center around money or feeling the need to make some as a writer and this year hasn't been very profitable. This is where Paul Theroux comes in. Writing has been pretty crummy on my nerves when I start thinking how much time I put in versus the money I get out. And yet I still write. What other profession awards so little for such hard work? Restaurant work. My other profession. But I persevere mostly because I really believe people when they say it will all work out in the end. And I have seen success in other writer friends. So hope is still there.
Today, write about why you continue to write daily...And if you're not writing daily will you join me in 10 Days to Overcome Writer's Block? Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
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Karen E. Peterson, Ph.D.
Labels: Persistence and perseverance, writer's block