I’ll keep writing anyway!

I'll also keep taking pictures!

I’ll also keep taking pictures!

I can’t quit my day job because I have student loans to repay. I’ll keep writing anyway.

I have one friend who thinks I’m going to sell millions of copies of my books (unrealistic) but basically everyone else just says “meh” when I say I’ve already published one book. I’ll keep writing anyway.

The attitude today seems to be that anyone can write a novel. Oh well. I’ll keep writing anyway.

I’ve only reached a handful of people with my blog, and even fewer with my book. I’ll keep writing anyway.

I might not be the next big hit, or even a hidden gem among writers. I might just be average. I’ll keep writing anyway.

My books aren’t some literary explosion of genius, they’re just meant to entertain. I’ll keep writing anyway!

There’s no daily reward for my work. I don’t save lives or change people’s outlook on life. Each word can sometimes be a struggle, and I don’t see the fruits of my labor until months after I write that first word. I’ll keep writing anyway!

I don’t have a writing nook. I don’t have scheduled writing hours that I can write. I don’t have a ritual, I don’t have time to write some days, and sometimes I feel like the real world has sucked out all of my writing energy. I’ll keep writing anyway!

My professors are not amused. Too biased. Too personal. Try to be serious. I’ll keep writing anyway!

I can’t write everything I want without giving up my real life. I’ll keep writing anyway!

I need to keep my apartment clean and make time for my boyfriend. I can’t skip showering to write, and I need to eat at some point. Sleep, too. I’ll keep writing anyway!

Life will go on. I’ll keep writing anyway!

 

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Make an Inspiration Folder!

Someone gave me this idea on the NaNoWriMo group on Facebook, and I have to admit that I think it’s a great idea. Basically, before you start a project you collect a bunch of pictures related to the story that you can look back on and be inspired by. I started one for my NaNoWriMo novel. Here are some examples.

Castle Galin

I was just looking up castles and found this and decided it was perfect. Half the story takes place in a castle, and I love the idea of a castle on the river.

Dead Butterfly

I was just looking up random things when I found this. It created a whole new scene that will fit perfectly in my book (and yes, that’s a dead butterfly).

Princess Wild

Now, I don’t find pictures of characters that look just like them. Wild is dainty with pale skin and black hair, but I imagine that this is how mischievous she would look sneaking around the castle.

Warrior Woman 2I’m so glad I found this. One of the characters is a crazy warrior who leads a band of mercenaries with her husband and she is just fearless and fierce and this picture is really perfect to describe her.

Try something similar before starting a big project and see if it helps! I need to look up more pictures now relating to the weather or the seasons so I can be more inspired when I look at them.

(I found all of these pictures on DeviantArt, none of them are mine.)