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  1. #1
    KMH Stone
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    Where do you find the motivation to write?

    I am finding it particularly difficult progressing with my novel right now, especially with having to work long hours in a office. Where do find the motivation?



  2. #2
    Rich DeRuvo
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    Sometimes I don't but I just recently said to myself "500 words in the morning and 500 at night". It may not be good but once you start you'll see that after a few hundred words you aren't trying anymore. You have to discipline yourself, it's not easy but you can do it.

  3. #3
    Ray Veen
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    I have a good job, but it's not my dream job. The other night I was catching some lady's diarrhea in a cup and I almost threw up. So my job is my motivation.

    When I grow up, I want to be a writer.

  4. #4
    Nan Hammond
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    ...


    I soooo wanna ask but... its just so much more fun imagining what it is you do....

    MUAHHAHAH

  5. #5
    stevenlabri τΏτ
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?


    You don't find motivation, it finds you. If you want to write, if you can write, you will.

  6. #6
    larry moses
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    I find the motivation by imagining a big, fat check in my hand. I find the motivation by seeing my novel turned into a film. I find the motivation by being recognized as that bestseller writer. And then I write. I bust my chops using my imagination and just write until I have typed a little over 300 pages. Now, it's back to the writing pad for me.

  7. #7
    larry moses
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    Also, if you write 10 pages a day, you'll have 100 pages in ten days. I focus on that also and it motivates me.

  8. #8
    A.L. Sirois
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    I have to write, I dunno, I am impelled. If I don't I get... weird. Same thing if I don't play music. My mental health demands that I do these things.

  9. #9
    leslee
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    I never feel motivated to write. I only feel inspired. Either the inspiration comes or it doesn't.

    "Motivation" is what I use to get out of bed in the morning, work a job and get a paycheck. No inspiration involved there.

  10. #10
    Ray Veen
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    Re: Where do you find the motivation to write?

    Nan - I'm a surgical technologist. Normally it's not my job to catch poo, but it kept squirting and squirting and somebody had to do something, so... I grabbed a cup and held it down there. Nice huh?

    So to clarify: motivation-wise, I have this pretty sure feeling that I wasn't destined to be a poo catcher. The dry heaves only confirmed that.

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