What’s the main difference between a career writer and a wannabe writer? Is it skill? Is it networking? Is it luck? In many cases, it’s none of these. The main difference between a writer with multiple published books to their credit and someone who longs to get a book published is motivation. Motivation is key. The good news is that you can get to know yourself better as a writer so you, too, can be motivated to write the books of your dreams.
Without motivation, our passion dries up before we finish our manuscript. Without motivation, we spend valuable time attending to a hundred smaller immediate tasks rather than working on our important writing goals. Without motivation we are like a forgotten pool of stagnant water instead of a rushing stream cascading down a mountainside, pouring out the words that burn on our hearts.
Motivation gives us the drive to pursue our passion for writing, day after day, in good weather or bad. Motivation lights the flame for a “do-it-or-else” attitude that gets the job done. Motivation compels us to find the time to write and then fuels our desire to actually take that time and sit down to write.
Motivation is not a one-size-fits-all topic. What motivates me to write may be immensely different than what motivates you. And during different seasons entirely different things might motivate us altogether!
Discovering what motivates you will help you actually find the time to write.
Understanding what really motivates you on this day at this time right now will help you actually sit down to write in the time you have.
What motivates you to write?