Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Writer Writes...

2010 was a very productive year for me as a writer.  I wrote for a living, every single day (okay...maybe not 7 days a week,  but I turned out a lot of content!)  It wasn't always what I wanted to be writing, but nevertheless, a writer has got to write to keep those wheels in the brain greased.  And write I did.  Was all of it good?  Of course not.  But that doesn't always matter.  We write because we must.  And that is that.

I started off 2011 by completing a deadline and finishing up a first draft of a creative project.  I kicked and screamed and squirmed and whined, but I finally finished it.  Having met the deadline (and now the work really begins, because as I said, it was a first draft and rewrites galore await...) I am anxious to continue (and complete) additional creative works that are standing in line waiting patiently for my attention.

The burnout I felt only a few days ago seems to have dissipated and now I feel eager and motivated to start some new works and finish up some old, yet promising pieces.  This is a good feeling and one I need to hold on to because I know it won't hang around for long. 

The things I need to concentrate on consist of these things:
1) Write honestly
2) Write from the heart
3) Breathe and believe

Sounds simple?  It's not.  But 2011 will definitely be another writing year.  I had my doubts, but every writer I know doubts themselves.  Occupational hazard. I don't need to create masterpieces.  I simply need to put the words down on the page.  Here we go.

4 comments:

Jason said...

Great inspiration at the start of this new year. From one writer to another...thanks for your words! I needed to hear this! Best of luck with your writing life this year. I'll keep reading your blog when I need a kick in the butt!

MikeB said...

OK, go for it! I look forward to hearing an update on your blog about some of the projects you complete in 2011.

I would love to see another book from you in the bookstores some day. Maybe something about your life and your experiences in acting, directing, teaching, coaching, and writing. I bet your life has been a lot more interesting than I suspect you think it has been.

All the best to you as you write, write, write in 2011.

Nicole MacDonald said...

Just work at it and enjoy it :) It'll always be a challenge but that doesn't mean it needs to be bad :)

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Man-Man said...

Your comments about writing are interesting.