I was thinking a lot on how I can motivate myself… I don’t get paid for my writing; I even might not get paid, ever.
So… what keeps me motivated?
Well this was hard for me, because even though I love writing, daily life easily takes all my time and gaming takes my spare time lol
So what to do?
These past few days I was watching a lot of YouTube on motivation and creativity. I found a young woman vloging about NanoWrimo, and she gave an advice on how to prepare for it. I have done Nano for 3 years, but still… there was something in the way she said things that made me think about how I see writing.
In the middle of her video she said something that I have long forgotten… She said that you need to get that feeling of excitement, the rush, the joy that you are about to write. Just by sitting next to your writing place and turning on your computer or opening your notebook, that this will give you the happiness that you are about to start writing, and this high feeling will give you the push and motivation that you need.
I used to have this feeling… Where did it go?
The thought of writing my novel used to give me great joy and happiness, and somewhere along the way… I’ve lost this feeling. And I know the reason I have lost it, but now… it’s much harder to get it back. So… this month, just before the camp Nano will start I set a goal to look at my writing as a special thing… an art of itself, just waiting to be unleashed… to be written.
And I started to make myself a small little place that is only for writing… <3
Now, the thought of writing starting to excite me and I just can’t wait till the next time I can sit by my desk and write… slowly, I know that the happiness and delight of writing will return, and this time… I will never lose it.
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