some may have read my contributions at the writing contest.
Lately with some feedback by @SteveAdamo I managed to figure out the structural side of my aspirations on how to write a novel.
This topic is public because I am looking for any sort of feedback now in regards to another side of the process of writing.
And as we have some professional/talented writers here among us I would like to discuss your experiences and maybe we can help each other a bit.
Its not only about writers block but about a greater panoply of arising difficulties,
but if you would prefer to skip the following wall of text, feel free to just tell about the hurdles you met and maybe share your ways to overcome them.
Okay so onwards with business. I’ll take the plunge and let you know that my biggest trouble is - inconveniently - everyday life. I am working full time. Lately I managed to free up some of my leisure time, but I cannot bring myself to seriously work on the novel.
Obviously - figuratively there is a lot of emotional dead freight, which prevents my beautiful balloon of creativity to float as freely as it should.
The usual suspects like self-doubt (Am I talented enough? Will my creation be good enough?) are surprisingly insistent, but I am pretty dogged myself if I want something, so that is something I can handle. If anyone needs hints on how to fight these inner demons I might be able to help. One thing that helps is to find an anchor, depending on how you tick that might be something like “This idea is so important someone has to tell it.” or “I am doing this only for myself, its not important what others might think.” or “I need to write to become better at it.”
But the current deal breaker I am facing is… it is not required of me to write.
My motivation to pursue goals in life derived from necessity.
Early on I identify what I want and what is needed to get there
and somehow with the novel I want to come to life I do not manage to … want it enough?
My attempts the last weeks have been half assed, so I am putting the question out there to you.
Do you have any tips on what to do, to really want something?
I must find a way not only to “want” to write, but to “need” to write!
Well and if you don’t have any tips in this regard feel free to give any motivational tips you might have,
or you might want to address your own (or a friends ;-)) troubles within the creative process.
Like how difficult name finding sometimes is.
Hopefully you folks won’t mind me posting this, but I know when I am at my wits end and when to ask for another perspective. Putting this out here was not an easy decision. In itself, writing this already is a way to strengthen my want of writing. Maybe someone has an idea/argument that is even more helpful - and if that is so, then asking you all will have incredibly paid off; that is what I hope.