If you get nothing else from this month, I want you to become more comfortable with being a writer. I want you to be able to look at screens, or blank pages and let what is in you flow out.
I want you to be comfortable with people calling you a writer as well. Be comfortable with people asking you to create. Be okay with people inviting you to creative spaces. You are being asked to these places because people believe in your talent–and what you have to say.
The question really is, do you believe what you have to say?
If you believe, then write. If you don’t believe, write anyway. Sometimes, just sometimes, inspiration doesn’t come. It has to be conjured.
Writing can be frustrating, thankless and utterly maddening. However, the wisdom I can offer you is the same which I have gleaned from Anne Rice. There are times where the/a WIP can be abandoned in favor of something more favorable. However, save it!
Don’t delete the work–put it away.
There may be a time where you will able to go back to it. Where you will have the time, the gumption, hell, even the confidence to go back to it.
When all else fails, fellow writer-scribe-oracle, pause and regroup. Your imagination will thank you for it.
With any WIP, this is the best advice I am able to give you, fellow oracle and aspiring scribe. There is must be a methodology to what you plan to create. There must be a plan other than ‘I am going to just write and see what happens.’
This is good enough for the immediate–you can’t work or edit a blank page for sure–but that runs short. You must determine to make the completion of your WIP a priority. This means you will have to decide how not to be stuck–and if you are stuck?