Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Tip for Tuesday
I've been battling over the past couple of months, writing, rewriting. Analyzing, over-analyzing. For some reason, I've felt a lot of pressure with this book, pressure to make it GOOD. I've been having difficulty trusting my writing instincts, and doubts have abounded.
I'm happy to say I've battled through and the book is now being critiqued again by my girls, Katie and Georgiana.
Through the last couple of weeks especially, my motivation has been at a low ebb.
As I've read, I find new ideas forming in my head. I'm getting rejuvenated, enthusiastic, ready to tuck into a new project that I'm excited about.
I needed a reminder of why I love writing, about my own motivations for crafting novels, and the encouragement of teachers and mentors in the form of craft books.
This approach might not work for everyone. In fact, I'm sure it won't. But for me, it was just the boost I needed.
How about you? How do you regenerate? Would reading a craft book help, or would it just add to the stress?