Sentiments of Inspiration

Are you have trouble writing anything? Do you think all of your writing sucks and you want to toss into into the depths of hell to burn for eternity? Are you so frustrated with anything related to writing and want to hide under your bed? Fear no more. Save this list for future use when you are having troubles in writing town.

  • You’re awesome. Don’t let anyone (or yourself) tell you otherwise.
  • You are doing something creative with your life, don’t take it for granted.
  • You’re alive. Seriously. I should have put this at the top.
  • Laptops and Starbucks would fail without writers.
  • You’re doing what most people can’t, or are too lazy to do.
  • Be proud of yourself – writing is fracking hard.
  • In your close nit group of friends, you’re probably the only writer, and you should brag about it. (not too much though; don’t be that writer.)
  • Coffee companies would go out of business if not for us.
  • You have the power to do whatever you set your mind too, even kill people you don’t like. (fictionally, of course)
  • With great power, comes mediocre responsibilities.
  • You’ve probably given a lot of cats a home. Yay adoption!
  • You turned down a bunch of vanity publishers. Good for you!
  • Every book has the potential to be turned into a movie one day. ‘Cause that’s just the direction the film industry is going these days.
  • Or a television show.
  • You get to discover the best music when writing.
  • Wine companies would go out of business if it weren’t for our crippling anxiety.
  • You’ve probably made the best writer friends (because writer friends get each other, man.).
  • If you haven’t made any writer friends, I suggest looking for them. Also, I’m a writer, and always need friends. 😉
  • You can probably type super fast!
  • Your handwriting probably isn’t bad either?
  • You own like a lot of super cute coffee cups too, I bet.
  • You’re able to picture something in your head and write it down for others to see. How freaking awesome is that?!
  • The world would be extremely dull without writers.
  • I mean, there would be no books, movies, shows, music, literally nothing.
  • Fancy pens!
  • If you don’t finish your book, how will your favorite author ever read it?!
  • You gave someone an emotional response from something you wrote. !!
  • Your name could some day be a household name.
  • You get to sign your name to something you created, making it even more special.
  • You can work at your own pace. Whether it take a year or ten years, it doesn’t matter. As long as you finish.
  • Notebooks!!
  • If you self publish, you’re basically an entrepreneur, which is even more impressive.
  • Even if you don’t become incredibly successful, just relax.
  • Whether your goal is 2000 words a day, or 20 words a day, you’re no less and no more a writer.
  • You may complain how much you hate writing, but you know you don’t hate it, silly.
  • You can make money off stuff you wrote!
  • Criticism can be painful. But know that one persons opinion shouldn’t break you.
  • Hard liquor companies would go out of business if it weren’t for us wallowing in self-doubt.

And I’ll say it one last time: You’re alive. Take advantage of it. We are all on this earth for a very short amount of time. Your books… can live on for eternity.

FOREVER.

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* Day 9 – Words of Wisdom

Post some words of wisdom that speaks to you.

This is tough for me. I don’t really have words of wisdom that I live by or anything. But one saying I do really love is Carpe Diem. Which means ‘to seize the day.’ I love it so much I have a tattoo of it on my wrist. It’s something I’ve had on me for so long, that sometimes I forget it’s there and to do what it says. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t often seize the day, and it’s my own fault. Some days I wake up excited for the day to come, most, meh, I want to crawl back under my quilt. But I am trying to make more of myself, and that includes going to school to make a career, writing and publishing a book I’ve held on to for so many years. I’m seizing and taking control of my life and future. Does that count?

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Another one I just thought of, which I don’t think is ‘wisdomy’ and more ‘common sense’ is “Do unto others, as you want others to do unto you.” I think almost every decision and action I make in my life, I think about this. I’m very self aware and conscious of how my actions effect others. Especially in a work environment, I am always trying to be as curtious as I can to my fellow workers because I want them to treat me the same. If I am rude for any reason, I usually know after the fact, and I don’t blame them for treating me differently.

Treat others with respect, and you shall receive respect in return. (sometimes) ##