Saturday, September 13, 2008

Keep on Truckin'

A young man I have known for many years moved here a few days ago. Within a day, he showed up at my house. He'd brought a good friend with him to help him move down from the rural north and soon they were both lounging on my family room couch.

"What's there to do around here?"they asked.

Now I live twenty miles from Orlando. Need I say more?

Sometimes when I sit down at my computer, I ask the same question.

But not often. Part of writing includes finding new markets, writing in my blog, editing old stories, reading a book from a new author to see their style, but mostly--taking new steps.

Yesterday, Angie Ledbetter who comments on my blog quite often said something I loved:

After all, that's what all writers ultimately must do -- Ignore the rules and advice and keep on truckin', listening to our own inner selves!!

What great advice! Sometimes we need to be creative and push forward and try something new whether it be in our writing style,where we submit or attending a new writers' group.

I hope this next week we all spread our wings a little more and find that new excitement in our writing!


Joanne said...

As you know, I'm deep in a revision right now. But it's amazing how even revising can spark new creativity with a story, which I guess is the point! I'm enjoying trying new tactics in my work.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for the nod, Terri. I just love visiting here. Everyone's so nice and helpful!

Another thing that helps your wheels keep moving is to have WIPs in different genres going all the time. If boredom or brain freeze steps in on whatever you're working on, just switch projects.