Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Push Through

I posted this tweet during my writing session last night:

Tonight's writing session is like trying to herd cats. #failing miserably

The words were definitely "trickling" at my last writing session!
And yes, I was quite miserable. The words were painful to produce and several times I nearly quit. But then I read Pablo Picasso's quote, "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."

So back to the page I went. I told myself, "Just finish the chapter. That's all."

And lo and behold, the scene I was working on finally came together into something I never expected. It was perfect.

Well, the words themselves weren't perfect, but hey, that's what editing is for!

Moral of the story: When you hit resistance in your writing, push through.


12 comments:

  1. Yay, well done you for pushing through. It's hard to keep going when the words are refusing to form in the brain.

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    1. That's for sure! So much easier to just throw in the towel.

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  2. This is so important. Just push through :)

    And yeah, worry about the words later :) haha

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    1. Thank goodness we don't have to get it right the first time. =D

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  3. Well done! It can be so hard to go from that trickle to a gush but so rewarding when you do!
    That Picasso quote is sooo encouraging, isn't it?
    Love the blog pictures :)

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    1. I love the Picasso quote, too!

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  4. Very good advice Melissa - well done Picasso!

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  5. I'm fighting with this exact concept! What a timely, timely post!

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