Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday- Keeping it Fun

Ways to keep enjoying the sometimes arduous process of writing and revising.

  1. Reward yourself- Any achievement deserves a celebration of some sort, whether it be a candy bar or a glass of your favorite wine. Did you meet your deadline? Celebrate! Did you finish a particularly difficult chapter? Celebrate!
  2. Share the experience- Talk to people! Tell your mom, sister, co-worker, the cashier at the store -- whoever! They'll be excited for you, and in turn will increase your excitement.
  3. Blog surf- Visit other writer blogs! You'll realize that all of us go through the same range of emotions and frustrations, and it really does help to commiserate together.
  4. Remember why you started writing -- because you enjoy it. Not to get published or to make millions, just because it's something you love to do.
  5. Don't forget to write for YOU. I know for me anyway sometimes I get blocked and can't write a darn thing on my novels and it's simply because I have too much "real life" on my mind. If I can write out my thoughts and worries, I can write my stories again. This ties right back to number four -- so don't forget to include YOU on that to-do list.

To aid in your celebrations:

Melon Ball


Mixing instructions:

Pack glass with ice. Pour the Midori in first, then add the Peach Schnapps. Fill the rest of the glass with Sprite or 7-up.


Erinn said...

Excellent advice! I spend more time on writer's blogs then I do writing. But that's not bad thing, right?


Sarah Enni said...

I love all of those suggestions. (especially celebrating!) I think it can be far too easy to put tons of pressure on yourself and all of a sudden writing isn't fun anymore. It isn't like calculus, you have to know when to work hard and when it just isn't going to happen!

And of course I get inspired by awesome blogs like this one!!

Alicia Gregoire said...

This was a great post. I think I'll start working on that rewarding thing this week.