A Smart & Savvy Group of Authors who write a weekly feature for their blog -Writer’s Words of Wisdom- each Wednesday. The goal is to impart what we’ve learned about writing, editing, getting published, book promotion, and more along the way.
My WWOW today comes via inspiration from other authors. Obviously, my title is a bit misleading as one cannot actually write something without words, but what’s a writer to do when everything they envision just feels blah? How do you keep writing or editing when you’re sick to death of the story and characters because you’ve been living with them for ages? Every writer faces these problems at one time or another.
Just yesterday, I read a post by Donya Lynne, titled “What To Do When Your Novel Isn’t Speaking To You.” She shared some great advice to get back on track – well worth a read.
So what if you try those methods and still can’t write? I fall back on a quote from Harrison Ford in Star Wars: “The Force is always with you— so force yourself.”
I know, I know. Not what you wanted to hear, but sometimes it’s the only thing left to consider when the alternative is not to write at all. Better you have dreck on the page to clean up and edit heavily than nothing at all.
Not convinced? Here’s another quote to ponder:
“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”– Theodore Roosevelt.
Nothing = not writing. So? What are you writers waiting for? Go forth and write!
Please check out the other authors participating in this week’s WWoW! and learn from them too.