Today is the first Monday of our new blog series: Motivation Monday.
As writers we are passionate about our work, but even with that passion we can find it hard to stay motivated. That’s where our Motivation Mondays come in. Our blog posts will be here to keep you motivated and remind you of why it is you do what you do and write what you write. To keep you inspired.
Today’s motivational topic is: “Everyone has to start somewhere.”
Even Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, John Grisham, George RR Martin, and Mark Twain were all beginners once. Struggling writers doubting themselves as they stared at the blank page. You have to start in order to succeed. You can’t get published without a finished manuscript. And you can’t finish a manuscript without writing those first words and sentences.
Just as athletes, actors, singers, and musicians must repeatedly work and practice to improve and maintain their skills, so must a writer to continue to write to improve and become successful. Every word, sentence, paragraph and chapter that you write, you are gaining experience. You are working to become a master of your craft.
So, this week let your motivation be the desire to improve your skills. Know that even the most famous writers started as a beginner, but they worked to become masters. They wrote, edited, and revised until they honed their skills. Be like the writing masters who came before you. Work hard. Write hard. Hone your skills. Don’t be afraid to be a beginner. Write those first words. You have to start somewhere and sometime, so start today. Start here and now.
Write on, Writers!