These are all apt expressions that you may have heard before. As you continue along on your writing journey in 2020, they will help to keep you inspired so that you achieve your goals.
To stay motivated, we recommend that you:
“Keep your nose to the grind stone.” Work hard at what you love doing, which in this case is writing. Be “at it” all the time, thinking about your characters and what they need to grow in order to stay viable. Keep a note book and pencil by your bed so that you can jot down ideas right before your drift of to sleep or when you wake up in the morning.
“Put your shoulder to the wheel.” If you are going to undertake this feat of creating, you will need to give it your full attention.
“Keep on trucking” Don’t let anything get you down or discourage you to the point where you give up. Sometimes you just need a little break before you can get back at it with some fresh energy. A certain famous author once shared a personal story during an interview about how he developed the kernel of a now famous series of novels. He wrote down the framework of his idea but was forced to put it away because he was not ready to undertake the amount of work the project required. Then, years later, he came back to it, older and wiser from life experience, and expanded it into a massive multi volume series of novels.
“Persistence is omnipotent.” Thomas Edison failed over 1,000 times before he finally achieved success with the invention of the light bulb. Are you ready to fail so that success can be yours?
Are you writing every day? If your answer to this question is yes, then you are surely making good forward progress.
Writing can be a joint project or it can be a solitary endeavor. Some very famous authors are known to work with other writers who have specialized knowledge in fields that are central to a story they are working on. For example, one of our favorite action and adventure authors has shared the title credits with technical specialists in topics involving submarines. Can you guess who this might be?
So, if you enjoy putting pen to paper, or tapping on the keyboard, make sure to have fun!