I’ve set for myself. Even when it’s an important goal, one that truly needs to be worked on, I can find it difficult to find the time to work on it. So, today, I’d like to share a few things that have helped me in my journey.
- Write things down
2. Find the ‘Why’
Ask yourself this question: Why? Why are you writing/drawing/making music etc… Whatever your passion is in life, you need to know why you’re working towards becoming a writer/artist/musician. Simply enjoying writing isn’t enough. You have to have a reason why and use that reason as motivation and inspiration. For me, I write because I couldn’t imagine living life anymore if I didn’t. It’s the only way I can open up another world and create something unique and special. When I write, worlds come alive and people are born who otherwise would not have existed. That’s a special feeling and one that I use to fuel my writing.
3. Simply Do
This one seems simple but usually, the important things are. You can’t write unless you write. You can’t learn to play an instrument unless you play. Sitting down and writing is half the battle. Let the pen flow and see what comes out. Simply ‘doing’ will take care of the motivation
problems, or lack thereof.
Jackson Baer is the author of the upcoming literary suspense, “The Earth Bleeds Red” (Oct ’13/Pandamoon Publishing). He’s currently writing a literary psychological thriller called,
“The Lights Will Never Fade.” He lives in North Georgia with his wife and four children. He’s had short stories published in the literary magazine, “The Rusty Nail,” and wrote a philosophy book in 2011 called, “What the Hell?” He will graduate from Oregon State University this year with a bachelor’s in English and proudly wears OSU gear all over the beautiful state of Georgia.