I have to admit to having a love/hate relationship with writing; there are days when I would absolutely do anything rather than put pen to paper. These are the times when I can so easily become distracted by a zillion things. The bottom line is I detest working to deadlines, self-imposed or otherwise; which may well be because I am just a lazy undisciplined trollop but also because much of my life and most probably yours too is dictated by so many time bound appointments. Subsequently a treasured hobby which has previously brought so much joy can so very quickly become a routine chore when limits are set.
Most of my posts are written and then re-written in Microsoft word then edited continuously to the point that I’m still frequently unsatisfied even when I’ve published and then still think I could have done something better; so in many ways I probably make blogging much harder than it need be. On days when I am struggling for inspiration, I often start by imagining that I am writing to one of you, particularly if it’s something that has made me laugh or caused me to shed a tear; which somehow makes the process more worthwhile. As a born procrastinator, I know that if I don’t sit down and write a post immediately when an idea hits me, I am going to struggle if I leave it until later on. However, give me a subject which I feel passionately about and it’s a surefire labour of love which can keep me typing away until the wee small hours.
So please tell me what motivates all of you to write & post every day and what keeps you sat at your computer typing away when Bubblewitch or Facebook beckon?
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page
– Mark Houlahan