Sometimes getting motivated to do something, even something you want to do, is hard.
I recently checked out the Sisters In Crime website on the members only, promoting yourself page and watched a video by Meg Gardiner, author of the Evan Delaney and Jo Beckett mysteries, and now I hear her voice in my head. I paraphrased the following from her video.
A neighbour asked her how often she wrote.
She said, “Every day.”
With a look of horror in her eyes, the neighbour asked “Even when you don’t feel like it?”
“Especially when I don’t feel like it,” Meg said.
I don’t know why, but when I am having a hard time getting settled in front of my computer, I repeat this in my head, and it gets me going. Maybe it’s nice to know there are others who love to write, but sometimes have trouble getting to it.
How to you get motivated?
- Forcing yourself to write (davidmcgowanauthor.com)