“Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose.”
I had several days in a row this week filled with inspiration for my latest work in progress. It felt great because the week before was filled with frustration. Writing is hard, like really hard sometimes. And it’s even harder when I’m in a bad mood. So I try to start each writing session with the most positive attitude I can muster, try to start each day with optimism. Sometimes that doesn’t always work out, but I try.
Quotes like this one help remind me of that. I hope they inspire (or at least entertain) you as well.
Once a week I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else). So here is this week’s For the Love of…
Last week I started plotting a new book. I wrote character sketches for my two heroes and filled over 100 index cards with plot, character, and scene ideas. Then this week I tore up some of the cards, got disappointed with a few of the ideas that I had been really excited about, stared off into space for a while, cursed all the little note cards, and was just starting to get frustrated (as if I wasn’t already) when it was time to quit for the day. The next day I was ready to throw everything out when an idea hit me that had me excited about the story again, excited about telling the journey of these men.
I just love it when stuff like that happens. Take that writer’s block! I pushed on through and am happily back to working on Walter’s story.
A shout out to these two little guys who were playing outside my window when the frustration hit. We have a woodsy area behind our house and the neighbors call it rabbit row. Watching them chase each other and play leapfrog made for a nice break from the stressful day. Thanks guys!
(c) Sloan Parker, 2010
Hope all my writing friends had a great writing week, and I hope all you readers enjoyed a good book.