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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Getting Started Is Inspiration

     Are you the sort of writer who has to be in just the right mood before the words start to flow?  Inspiration is a mood that few of us can afford to wait for or depend on.  I know, I agree, I am one of those who feels the need to be inspired.  But, writing is work.  Work generates work.
     We writers write in order to be read.  Initially, writing is a private, sometimes secluded process, it can slowly or quickly become an overwhelming public process.  Scary thought, isn't it? 

     So, let getting started be your inspiration today.  Good writing takes work.  The hardest part is getting started.  Write a little or write a lot.  Do it every day.  Even if what you write doesn't get published for a while, even if another reader doesn't see those early attempts it's still practice.  As they say, practice makes perfect.

     Happy writing to you all, I can't wait to read what you have written!


Nicole said...

Though I may not write fiction, I definitely sit and wait for inspiration. However, you are absolutely right - the more you write, the easier it comes!

Lynda R Young said...

I gave up waiting for my 'muse' a long time ago. She usually turns up once I start writing anyway.

Maeve Frazier said...

Nicole & Lynda - I have read both of your blogs and it seems that inspiration is always with you. Thanks for stopping by.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Inspiration usually comes after I start writing, which means I have to make myself sit down and work. If I'm having a really hard time kicking into gear, I'll read a bit first.
Happy writing to you, too! : )

Maeve Frazier said...

Cynthia - Thanks for your comments. You always bring something positive. :)