Wednesday, August 14, 2013

08/14/2013 Writing Wednesday!

Good day everyone and welcome back. It's the half-way point for the week, so let's make it a good one for all of us. I'm mostly trying to push through today because tomorrow is going to be super awesome and worth having to work on Saturday for. It's Rifftrax Live time and this go around it'll be for Starship Troopers, and as a contributor to the Kickstarter campaign, I am ridiculously excited for it.

It's that feeling of satisfaction I wanted to talk about a bit today. It may seem like a strange segue right now, but trust me, it'll make sense in the end. Hopefully. It's a sense of accomplishment that you have whenever you complete something and you get to see the fruits of your labor in their final form. It's a great feeling, it just takes a bit of time to get there.

This is why, no matter how difficult writing gets, and trust me it does get tough, you should keep pushing forward. Sure there will be bouts of writers block that come up, or maybe you need to take a break to let your ideas come together or just to look at something else for a while, that's all perfectly fine. The important thing is that you come back to it and keep working. I've said it before that writing is not a quick process; it takes forever and you need to dedicate time to do it. Having a good understanding of what you're getting yourself into is part of it, actually experiencing it is something else.

I've heard so many people say they want to write a book and they have this outline in their heads for a story, but when they go to actually write it down they realize what a momentous task they are getting themselves into and give up shortly there after. They either realized they didn't have the time that would be needed or that their story wasn't as fully ready as they thought it needed to be. This is always a sad thing to watch, but the important thing you need to do is make sure you don't fall into the same pitfalls. Yes it's going to be overwhelming, but you need to go pressing forward.

It's that sense of accomplishment I mentioned up top that will make it all worth it. Even if it's just having a link to something you made, or just seeing the e-mail that congratulates you on the upload working, or a letter from your agent saying the books are there and will be shipping. It could even just be seeing a cover with your name on it. That makes every ounce of time you've given to the project worth it. Sure people liking it, telling you about it, and tell everyone else they know is great too, but don't forget that part of the reason you're writing is going to be to prove to yourself that you can do it.

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. I hope the week really is being nice to you all. If you'd like something to help you pass the time, 'The Light Rises' is available at Smashwords for $2.99, so you can always go take a look at that. For now I hope you all have a great rest of the week!

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