I feel like writing. If you’re not a writer, that might not mean much to you. So what? If you feel like writing, then write. To a writer, it is more than that. Actually feeling up to putting those words on the paper can be exhilarating. Even more so, when the words your brain wants you to compose fit into the novel you are attempting to write.
Sadly, these forces don’t always come together. Hence, why I am writing a blog post instead of a novel. Yes, I feel like writing, but when I opened Scrivener and added to the scene I’m working on, I didn’t have much to say. I could probably go on for pages, writing about writing, but my brain does not want to focus on what Sofie has to do after she finds the note in the safe.
What my brain really wants to write is a brand new story. I already have three works in progress, and don’t need to add a fourth to it, I will get my Camp NaNoWriMo goals met in the next few weeks by doubling my word count. (I didn’t write much earlier this month, as I had a book release on April 15th and was preparing for it). And you know what? I will meet my goals. Unless, of course, the Lord deems something else more worthy of my time. I will sit down and write that novel.
Pressure is my friend. It may seem strange, but that April 30th deadline is my motivation for getting the words on paper. It’s a self-imposed deadline. I don’t have a publisher holding my feet to the fire insisting I write two thousand words a day, but I do have a little voice inside my head, that wants to complete the challenge. Today, I feel like writing, so I will write. Tomorrow I may not, that elusive desire to write may disappear, but I will write anyway.
How often do you have the desire to write? Do you need something to motivate you? Share in the comments.