What Makes It Worth It

Every writer is going to have troubles. Whether crafting, writing or editing the story, there are going to be countless bumps and ridges to deal with. There's going to be slumps and a lack of creativity or the right words. We the YAvengers have addressed all these and more in variety, so I'm not going to repeat any of those. Instead..I want to offer a simple yet effective tool to help you get out of whatever writing rut you're in.

Remember Why You Love To Write

It's going to be different for everyone! But remember the small moments that give you warm fuzzies! Maybe it's when you get an idea out of the blue and it won't leave you alone until you write it down.

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit this, but when I went to see myself in my own movie two years ago, one of my most distinct memories was not seeing me hit every target, but having the most random idea pop into my head and in the middle of the film pulling out a pen and piece of paper to scratch down the idea.

Maybe for you it's re-reading old work and being filled with a familiar sense of pride and joy at your hard effort. Or perhaps you love those moments when you create the most brilliant line in the whole world.

It could be sharing it with other people and seeing their reaction to your baby. Maybe it's finishing a novel and closing the laptop with the biggest grin on your face. You might be the person who loves to edit and rewriting crappy phrases is manna to your soul. Perhaps it's even something as simple as meeting your world goal for the day and knowing that you're doing something you love.

Mary Poppins, the 8th YAvenger
Whatever it is about writing that makes you giddy and excited, that's what you need to be doing. So think about them, let yourself just remember the fun, and then bring on the fun. Because tedious painful writing is going to boomerang back in a painful re-read later. So find the fun, and poof! The job's a game!

Later Days,
Hawkeye

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