Why Do You Write?

Why do you write?

WRITER N1

I get a lot of mixed reactions when I say I’m a writer and I actually find it really hard to say it. I’m not sure if I find it so hard to say, because I myself don’t really believe that I am a writer or I’m worried about speaking about my manuscript.

When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’

I want to say, ‘A great many things.’ Because it’s true. I don’t feel like I’m limited to one particular thing. I feel like my answer defines me, but I don’t want to be defined by my career or work choices. I am a writer, I am a university student, I am a mum, I am an childhood educator, but yet I am so much more than that.

Are you published and why do you like writing is a question I get all the time.

I’m not published, but I will be and why I write, well, there is a great many reasons why I write.

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Let The Story Be Told

Today I began writing my novel. After months of procrastination and self doubt; on genre, style and story line.

Questioning my story and asking should I start over?

My inspiration has been restored. Thanks to my WordPress friends.

After this mornings post I change my mind so often I exhaust myself. On the writing process and self doubt.

The wonderful advice and tips from my WordPress community blew me away. To know that I’m not alone, and we as writers experience self doubt or times of uncertainty in our writing really helped me to rethink and motivate my writing.

DON’T GIVE UP…

KEEP WRITING…

LET THE STORY BE TOLD…

You guys are amazing! Thank you for your support.

I starting writing my novel again and I’m absolutely loving where its going!

“The cloak unveiled. Underneath the thick material, the beautiful face revealed. Even though the room is dim and her face is shadowed. There is no mistaking the face of her mother.”

(J.Calvert, Chapter 10.)

I Change My Mind So Often I Exhaust Myself

I change my mind so often I exhaust myself.

This quote couldn’t be more real for me personally. I have a problem. I think of a great story. I’m really enthusiastic and begin writing, planning etc. Then around chapter 8-10 I begin doubting. I STOP writing. I think hmm maybe I should write something else or go back to a previous half written manuscript; which I left in doubt.

How do I get through this phase?

I love writing Historical/Romance, but found it hard in terms of research. I started writing a fantasy type novel. Which I was extremely confident about, until recently when I started doubting, and began thinking about going back to the historical/romance story.

Any ideas or tips on how to get through that phase?

What do you do in order to block those thoughts and stick with one idea?

Jen x