Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 93--the power 100

Look and you will find it--
what is unsought will go undetected.

So often someone will say, 'I want to write a book.' Or, 'I could write a better romance/science fiction/horror/young adult/etc than that book. Maybe they'll even find some of that excitement that blooms with a new idea or plotline. And in that excitement, start writing.

Then stop. The blank page or computer screen stares them in the face. The once great idea fizzles. The muses have given up on them. Or, horror of horrors, they discover that writing well is damn hard work.

What do you do when your muse gives up on you?

Give up? I certainly hope not. Waiting for inspiration is fine--but doesn't get words on the page. Waiting is fine--if you don't really want to finish telling your tale. Waiting is--not really so fine.

If you don't go looking for your own inspiration, believe me, you'll never find it. You may surf along on someone else's wave, but that won't last long. Seek your muse or it will never be found. Dare I say it in writer's terms? Find your own... motivation!

photo by John Shaver

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