A few weeks ago I made the decision to plunk my butt into the chair and write. It was hard at first, I admit that. But as I practiced writing every day, I found it came back to me. My love for words shone through and flowed like wine.
Basically, I got tired of using "my muse is on vacation" as an excuse. I don't have a muse. I am the writer, and do not have some little entity sitting on my shoulder bearing wings and telling me its too tired to tap out anything today.
My friend Sarah Masters and I had been discussing writing and what we needed to do to give us the right direction for quite some time. Both of us vowing to make no more excuses and look at writing as a job.
That mind set is working for us. And I am loving every minute. So is Sarah.
Yesterday, Sarah posted to one of the groups I am a moderator on about Nora Roberts tweeting something along the same lines as our thinking. Roberts wanted to "bitchslap" people who used their muse as an excuse for not writing. lol While I may not want to bitchslap anyone, I certainly understood what she was talking about.
Plunk your butt in the chair and write. Period.
My friend Sarah's post garnered quite a bit of attention and disagreement. Seems not too many people believe writing is a job. Well, that's their opinion, and I wish them well. However, I plan to keep my present mindset and push through any so-called blocks. Since I have been doing that, the words and ideas are coming.
Wishing everyone here happy writing regardless of your mindset.