With Nanowrimo just around the corner and the year quickly coming to a close many writers want to fulfill their dreams of putting ink to page, or (myself included) log more hours working on their craft. But whether you’re in the early stages of planning your first novel or in the middle of your twentieth we all hit road bumps.
Beginning on Monday I’m starting what I call the Get Writing Challenge which will be broken down into three parts. In week one I will talk about the different ways I get motivated, how I draw inspiration from internal and external sources. Week two will be all about getting organized. The methods I use to bring order to the chaos which in turn makes sitting down to do the work MUCH less daunting. And finally the theme in week three will be about getting over yourself, freeing yourself from anxiety, letting go of ego and getting out of your own damn way.
These are all very personal subjects to cover, week three especially because everyone knows a writer’s harshest critic is himself, however by doing this challenge I will offer an inside look at what works for me in the hopes that it will encourage or inspire anyone who also wants to tear down their creative barriers and get inspired.
I also want to hear feedback, what works for you, what doesn’t. Everybody is wired differently but we can all learn from each other’s struggles and triumphs.
So join me on Monday as I begin the Get Writing Challenge and see how I push myself to new creative heights with the first installment, GetInspired – Music.