Sunday, September 12, 2010

Writing Day After Day

Writing Day After Day After Day After Day...

I have heard many writers say, "This is a business." That is true in more ways than one. Not only do we need to conduct ourselves professionally, but we also need to find ways to keep ourselves at the keyboard when the newness wears off.

I don't know about you, but when I first started writing I was on an adrenaline high. I had just found my bliss and I wanted to get published. I worked for hours on my manuscripts every single day. I was a sponge soaking in information. I read craft books and magazines, I listened to speeches on tape, I attended two monthly RWA chapter meetings and weekly critique meetings. I was on fire! Then I got published and found myself burnt out. I had reached my goal. Now what?

Writing is still my bliss, but I miss that adrenaline rush. I'm finding it a little harder to sit at the keyboard daily, but I still want to be a full time writer. Like so many authors I am looking for the secret.

Today I was listening to an audio book, Maximum Confidence by Jack Canfield. He basically said to achieve your goals you need information, motivation, inspiration, and perspiration. I continue to get information from my monthly RWA chapter meetings. I have a vision board I look at daily that helps with the motivation and inspiration, but I want to improve in those areas.

So this week, I am on a quest for the magic elixirs called Motivation and Inspiration. If you know where they are hiding, please let me know.

Until Next Week,
Happy Writing,
Tina LaVon