I’m still working on book 3 in my Dragon Hunters series and it’s coming along. Slowly, but it’s coming along. In between writing, I’m also helping my daughter plan her wedding, taking care of my grandchildren, and getting ready for my husband’s first ever family reunion. (I’m in charge of setting up the family tree/photo album) Not to mention posting in my blog and reading the other blogs that come my way.
And it’s another blog that brought me to this point. The author wrote about books to help you along in your writing. Inspirational books, books on the art of writing, and books that make you “Sit your butt down and write.” I have all of the above, but what inspires me the most are those little snippets that make me believe I “CAN”
Stephen King wrote:
“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair—the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrows, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.”
There’s more to the quote, but you get the idea. If you’re not completely serious about writing, then don’t sit in front of your computer, your notebook, your typewriter. Even if you’re writing comedy, you need to be serious about writing.
Another quote that inspires me
“Don’t just talk about what you can do; do it.”
If you’re a writer, write. Make it the best it can be.
So, what inspires you?