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.
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