I get David Farland’s newsletter, and while he always has some great tidbits of advice for writers, his comments about being your own inspiration struck a chord with me.
“I suspect that I was born to do art of some kind.
Kevin J. Anderson has said, “My muse isn’t a beautiful spirit who whispers ethereally into my ear—she’s a nagging harpy that grabs me by the throat and screams ‘Do it now’!” [emphasis mine]
Shakespeare isn’t likely to text you today and ask you to get going. Neither is Yeats or Faulkner or Hemingway. [THIS!]
So tap into your love of creating. Be your own inspiration.”
I cannot for the life of me remember the quote in its entirety…nor the original author…but I love the quote about writing that goes something like:
My muse always shows up promptly at 8 am, which is, coincidentally, the same time I sit down to start writing.
I had grand plans to do NaNoWriMo, and I even thought up a story idea and created a premise for it, but…nah.
I can find the time, sure, but I’ve got plans to build up a small business marketing website, so need to focus more on that when I’m not doing client work.
Maybe next year.
I am, however, still going to work on my stories, so not stopping that.
I’ll be starting a 90-day content creation challenge for the marketing website (with myself) so need to map out my content plans this weekend and then get started.
If anyone’s interested, let me know and I’ll share how it goes on this website…
What are you working on? If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, or you have a story that just won’t leave you alone I’d love to hear about it!