Getting Inspired!

Getting Inspired!

The last two weeks have been challenging for me as a writer. I won’t go into the gory details – they just have been. But out of all of the frustration, anger, and disappointment came something good. I had to think about why I write, and what I would do if I couldn’t. I thought about throwing in the towel and walking away. Really. In the end, though, it didn’t feel right. I’ve been writing stories since I could hold a pencil. And making them up for longer than that. So just walking away wasn’t really an option. Even if no one else ever gets to see them (though I really, really hope that’s not the case) I will write my stories.

That being said, I realized I haven’t done much in the way of writing lately. At first, over the weekend, I didn’t want to. There’s been so much going on – we just bought and moved into our first house (two weeks ago!), so we’re still unpacking and setting up shop. I’m also in the last three weeks of school for us, and on top of that I’m leaving my current school to go be a high school librarian in another district next year. It’s amazing all the stuff you have to do, and all the things you collect in a classroom after 8 years.

To try and help get myself back on track, I’m starting up an old idea – a writing inspiration post each week. I’ll post it here and on FB and Instagram, with the hashtag #writinginspiration. I may not always include the excerpt I write based on the prompt, but I will do my best to post the prompt each week. I hope that you will share if you decide to post anything inspired by the prompts, and feel free to share the blog post!

Inspiration and the act of writing are, for me, linked. I feel more inspired to write if I make myself write everyday. Even if all that comes out is total garbage. It’s so hard to get back into the groove after a break from writing, so my new goal is to keep a word count going every day. Right now, I’m just not into any of my current WIP. Maybe this will help! 

So here’s your #writinginspiration post for today:

What do you do to keep yourself inspired and writing?

0 Replies to “Getting Inspired!”

  1. Sorry to hear about the challenges! I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff lately on social media, and I feel so bad for the authors it’s affecting. But you are a really talented writer, so I know good things are in store for you!

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