Don't you love the cover? A Taste of Magic is a fun and delicious tale of magic, revenge, and falling in love. It will leave you with a satisfied smile on your lips and a longing to read more.
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You get the idea. I'm sure your list will look very different from mine. The things I find enjoyable may be the ones you dread. And vice versa. Whatever your reasons are, please write them down. They belong on your SOS sheet.
Sometimes we forget that we've already been through the bad phase we're in. That's why it's so important to write these down. When you feel like giving up, just take out the sheet and you'll realize, "oh, that's right. I turn into a raving maniac at this part of the process. I got through it before, I'll get through it again."
Next week we're going to discuss concrete actions you can take to get yourself out of a funk.
Enjoy your weekend!
What about you? What are the best aspects of writing for you? Please, write them down. You'll need to refer to them when your writing flounders, or you're too busy to write, or you start missing your writing days.
Join me on Friday when we'll discuss the not so great aspects of writing.
Write Already--It's Wednesday!
The list goes on and on....
Why do you sit down and write? What about the process do you find enjoyable? What's your favorite part of writing? Least favorite? At what point in a project do you freeze and stop writing? At what point in a project does the material fly off your fingers?
I hope you think about these questions because they'll give you insight about your strengths and weaknesses. It took me a few books to realize that I always convince myself I'm the lousiest writer on earth when I hit the middle chapters of a new manuscript. Once I identified that, I could give myself a pep-talk and work through it.
I'm going to share with you what goes on in my head when I hit that wall.
"Why am I the worst writer in the world? I can't think of another thing to write. I thought this book would practically write itself and now I can't even get past page 70. The keyboard is mocking me. The computer screen is laughing. All the chocolate in the world could not induce me to write this book. How dare I even think of myself as a writer?"
I believe in exaggerating as much as possible even in my head. I don't want to bore myself.