Writing With A Lot on Your Mind
Have you ever had a situation in your life where you want to get things done but something is weighing over you? Whether it’s a family crisis, relationship issues, or any other traumatic event, it can be hard to keep up with your own life.
The same goes with writing. When you go through something troubling that shakes you down to your core, it can be hard to remain motivated. It may be something so devastating to you that you even lose your will to eat or sleep; writing might be much further down your priority list, so if you’re too upset to eat, then chances are you won’t even think about writing.
If you’re in a tough situation, how can your keep your motivation? There are two main ways:
• Remember that writing can take your mind off of things. You may not feel like picking up your book or opening your blog, but if you do, you can focus your energies on that. It may help you forget your troubles for a little while.
• Remember why you started writing in the first place. If you’re having a tough time and don’t really care about things anymore, remember what drew you to writing. It may be a process, but you’ll start to care again.
With things being rough, you just might not want to do anything. As you begin to come out of it and move forward, your writing will always be there waiting for you.
Joe is a writer; that should be perfectly evident to you by now. If, for some reason, it is not evident to you, you should probably contact Joe and tell him that he's not trying hard enough. Joe is an author and freelance writer from New York. He has a B.A. from Boston College and has blogged for a number of years. Joe released his debut novel in 2012, and also has penned a number of short stories.