Talented young author, Steph Bowe, reminded me of something very important last night – something I think I’d forgotten along the way.
I’ve been so caught up in this rush to get my novel finished and ready for submission, have put soo much energy into getting that illustrious publishing contract so that I can finally feel like I have succeeded, that I’ve kind of left the fun of creating behind. I’ve forgotten how wonderful it feels just to be able to WRITE and have become lost in the pressures (all of my own making) of trying to write professionally.
I have to admit that this writer fatigue has been getting me down (a lot!) lately, but reading Steph’s post has rejuvenated me in a way I can’t really explain. I just know that reading it was what I really needed, and though I’m still struggling to get the words on the pages, I don’t feel so lost anymore, because it all makes sense in some strange, indescribable way.
As Steph said: “It’s about enjoying the journey, you guys.”
So write. But don’t write only to be published, or to please a certain demographic, or to get rich – write for YOU. And don’t forget to enjoy it.
If you haven’t read Steph’s insightful post, you really should! <– Linkie!