Writing is Hard

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And sometimes you just don’t feel like it. 

Take me, for example. I love the thought of writing. I love (most of) my characters. The ideas, the thought of having written. Yet, when it comes down to the actual act of writing… I can’t. I don’t know why, not really. 

Perhaps I need a new idea? But I have so many already and I would like to finish at least one. 

I don’t know. what do you do when you just don’t feel like writing?

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6 thoughts on “Writing is Hard

    lion around writing said:
    August 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Its tough.
    You simply have to sit down no distractions and write and think its the best writing since forever. I sat down today same problem as you and bashed out some words and edited.
    Do it 🙂

      CheyenneTrumbo responded:
      August 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

      Also, the “think its the best writing since forever” is kind of where I get stuck. I’m too self critical. So I’ll write a couple paragraphs, read through them and want to throw it away.

      Yet something in me keeps coming back to writing. So I think I’ll bang out some more words tonight, no matter how horrible I may initially think they are.

    Tamara Walsh (@tamaradwalsh) said:
    August 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I remind myself of Stephen King saying real writers write every day–whether or not they are inspired. NOW–I don’t necessarily agree that’s it’s necessary to write every day, but I do thing that, if you want to make a living at this someday, it’s important to be able to write whether or not you feel like it. Basically, even though I’m not getting paid for it yet, I try to treat writing like a job. 🙂

      CheyenneTrumbo responded:
      August 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Hmm. That’s an interesting point.

      Treat writing like a job.

      I like it. It’s an easy way to get myself to write, I think. I may have to give it a test run. (And there’s no better time as I’m waiting to get a call back from any number of places I’ve put job applications in to.)

    c.m. said:
    August 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Music. Pick a soundtrack that fits what you’re writing. Over that really moves you and makes you connect to your characters. Play it when you sit down to write. Helps me. Hope it does the same for you.

      CheyenneTrumbo responded:
      August 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      Ooh. Music has always been big for me.

      Pandora here I come!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

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