Write On! You Are Right On Track!

 

Write On!As a writer, some days you have to fight for every word…Write On… you are right on track.  Some days, words won’t naturally flow like a river. You may have to swim for them, dig for them, beg the stars for them, and find inspiration any place you can just to put some words together that make sense. That’s why when we have those days that are dark, with words we can’t clearly see, we have to keep fighting. We have to keep moving, keep reading, and keep looking for an element of inspiration.

It’s on those days when we don’t write, we may become lost. We may get distracted and discouraged, and then you hear this little voice ask…what’s the use? You begin to wonder who is reading anyhow?   Is anyone getting anything out of this? Who really wants to hear from me?

We all want readers who we can inspire. We want to touch hearts, but even if no one reads…even if we lift no one up… even if your words fall flat, and you wonder what’s the use… write on! You are the reason for it. This is your gift, and it’s part of the process of finding your way.

We are here to help others, but I can remember something my Uncle James told me when I was about 16.   He had served in the Korean War…and he said,

 

“The first thing they teach you in the army is self preservation.  If you can’t take care of yourself, then you can’t take care of anyone else either.”                                               -James Durham

 

So when you’re fighting for every word, and you’re feeling like you’re trapped on a Viking chain gang “heaving” and “hoeing” with every turn of every oar, Write On. You are on your ocean, your river… and with every dam in the river you break through, you will eventually be carried a bit further down the river to your dream.

So what do you do when writer’s block comes your way?

  • Read. Reading others’ ideas and thoughts can inspire you.
  • Listen to Music. There’s something about music that is inspiring.
  • Exercise. Exercise refreshes your thoughts, and ideas, and can clear the cobwebs from your head.                                                                                                          
  • Create. Doing a hobby you love is also inspiring.   
  • Engage your senses. Smell sweet fragrances.  Touch different textures or give a hug or kiss. Listen to music (again), or have a great conversation with a friend. Look at the beauty in nature. Taste a great meal.                                            
  • Then…Write!

One word in front of the other creates a thought that could change someone’s life…yours.

Write On! You are Right On track!

Today’s call to action: Write!

Live 2 Inspire

BG Jenkins

 

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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25 thoughts on “Write On! You Are Right On Track!”

  1. Hey BG,

    Great post that hit home. I’ve been having some problems writing this week; just a blank screen and a blank mind. I did finally do some “free writing” which usually helps and I don’t know why I don’t remember that before letting it go on for a few days.

    Thanks for the added inspiration.
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    1. Hi Monna, I so understand. I’ve been having braindrain this week and finding it hard to get things written, but I know there are dry spells
      and they have to be broken through. Thanks so much for commenting.

  2. I’ve spent many years, BG, as a “professional” writer.

    “Professional” means “production.”

    I had to write continually to fulfill my contractual obligation with the publisher. I never worried about who would read it, or how they’d like it. I just knew my publisher required high quality, finished work.

    So every day, I sat down and worked. That’s what writing is, after all. It’s work. I couldn’t wait for inspiration, I wrote to meet a deadline.

    As a freelancer or entrepreneur, you need to do the same thing.

    Put yourself on a production schedule and make sure to meet your deadline.

    When your product work is done, then you can put on your marketing hat and wonder who to sell it to, who will want to read it and all the rest.

    Thanks for the nice suggestions to bust the blank page block, BG.
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  3. Thank you BG, this is so inspiring. I have lots of notes for blog posts that have not yet been written and may never be. I think it’s because the topic doesn’t inspire me or I can’t think of a way to make them different enough to add uniqueness.

    Reading your advice above made me realize that it’s during quiet times, when my mind’s switched off from other matters, that I get the most ideas – when I’m out walking, gardening, and often when I first wake up. I either write them down, so as not to forget, or sit down and write straight away. Reading other posts often triggers a thought too.

    David, if I thought more in production terms maybe I’d use my notes and write more often.

    I’m ahead of myself for a change; my next post was written 4 days in advance of the date it’s scheduled for. I need to write more posts in advance so if I do have a mental block, there’s something to publish.
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    1. Hi Sue, I also have notes that I keep and then end up not knowing what to do with them. I’m imagine one day a thought will come for their use. I think nature is always a plus for inspiring ideas. Thanks for commenting, Sue.

  4. Hi BG,

    Your pointers sure can help me. I do get “writers block” and stare at a blank screen. When I do I realize I have to get away and do something else. Usually reading works well, glad you mentioned that!

    Another that works for me as you mentioned here is “create.” I can go out to my garden and just “be” in the moment. Ideas start to shoot through my head.

    Next time, I think I’ll take you up on the idea of listening to music and just relaxing.

    Thanks again!

    -Donna
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    1. Hi Donna, I also have trouble with writer’s block and some days you just have to do whatever you can to get a break through. It’s good to know where you inspiration comes from. Sometimes for me it’s different places, like it is for you. Though I’m not a gardener, I certainly do enjoy the beauty in gardens… it is helpful for creating. Thanks so much Donna for stopping by and commenting.

  5. I have suffered in the past from “writer’s block”. I did start to read again, listen to more motivational audio and when I started, I couldn’t stop. One thing is not so easy is to switch it all back on again, especially after a break. Been guilty of this too. I have been fortunate not to get blocked again though.
    Thanks for this, it has been helpful.
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  6. Hi BG,

    I don’t often get writer’s block – it’s more often a case of shutting me up. However, I keep a stock of ideas as draft posts in my blog “just in case”.

    There was one occasion recently when life was just getting me down, so I wrote about dogs 🙂 My readers were very kind, and I felt better because – as David would say – I had “produced”. A very important point, just keeping going.

    Joy
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    1. Hi Joy, That’s really a good practice to have things lined up ahead of time. I do that at times and them forget to use them or the moment has passed. I remember reading about your dogs..it was very pleasant. Have a great day. Thanks for your comments.

  7. Hey BG

    Writer’s block in my world simply doesn’t happen since I know the joy of curation or even Round-up posts as Sue mentioned.

    We only need to contribute our take on a subject and most of the words do not need to be ours.

    I love finding 2-3 interesting articles on a topic and using them as inspiration to share my thoughts on a subject while bringing them into the post and referencing them for authenticity.

    Walks runs and just letting your mind wander can sometimes work wonders but when I’m under the gun, curation is my fall-back position!

    Great thoughts!
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  8. Hi Brenda ,
    I usually have only word blocks ,searching for the right
    words . This takes sometimes longer to write something
    and when I get stuck ,I stop until I find the right words.
    Often when I am working outside ,they come , if I am able
    to write it right away it is good ,but sometimes it is not
    possible and they escape 🙂
    I take it easy and write when I feel the time is right 🙂
    Thank you for the good suggestion ,I like the music.
    Erika

    1. Hi Erika, I think being outside really helps for a lot of people. There is something about just releasing things and then letting it come to you…like you said, “taking it easy.” thanks so much for commenting.

  9. Right on, right on, right on. I think that was a hippie skit or something that I remember.
    I have never had “writer’s block”. I think of it as what I used to tell my son, when he said he was “bored”. There are so many many things in life that are going on, do not tell me you are bored. And as I said this to him as a small child, he has never been bored as an adult. He turned out to be quite an interesting person. I liked the list you made and it’s true. If you seem stuck do take a walk or a hobby that stimulates your brain. Loved your article and the great words you used. “On a Viking chain gang “heaving” and “hoeing” with every turn of every oar” You are a writer blocked or no, my friend.
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    1. Hi Kathryn, I agree there are so many things to learn…it’s just translating that sometimes into words. Yep… I agree, probably a hippie skit- my era also.
      Thanks for commenting… and thanks for your kindness. 🙂

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