Today is the day to share our challenges and give support in the Insecure Writers Support Group run by the Ninja Captain. Check out the list of participants here. Here we go...
A few days ago, my son posted a notice on his door. I took a picture of it, but couldn’t get it from phone to computer. I’ve replicated it below and I chuckled while doing it, thinking the font bears a startling resemblance to his handwriting.
The essence of his message is that we are supposed to leave our problems at the door before interfacing with him. Dunno how you do that with a child, especially when something he’s done might be the subject of the conversation, but anyway it occurs to me that that may be a good attitude to bring to my writing. As in:
1. Leave the negative energy that might have come with the work day aside when I sit down to write.
2. Shut out the madness of the world and focus on what’s going on in the environment I’ve created for my characters.
3. Forget about the doubts and external influences (maybe another story I know about that’s similar to mine) that creep up on me when I’m not motivated to finish a story and just write.
4. Abide by the processes that work for me and tell the bad habits goodbye.
5. Be bold and do my own thing, just as my 11 y/o has chosen to do.
Have you come across any messages lately that have struck a chord with you as it pertains to your writing?