Post by NCW Director Kerrie Flanagan
The conference is over.
Life is settling back down.
But I am still finding it a challenge to sit down and write blog posts.
A month ago I blamed it on the lack of time because of how busy I was putting on the conference. But now what. The only thing I am up against is a lack of motivation and inspiration, which in my mind are pretty lame excuses.
I was talking to fellow writer and NCW member, Tim Northburg about this and he said he had been feeling the same way until someone told him to get out of the box.
Hmm...Get out of the box?
We talked a bit more and I realized, I had shoved myself into a box. A box that told me everything I write should be perfect, brilliant, and it should impact readers in such a way that they have an out-of-body, spiritual experience every time they read my work.
That's a lot of pressure for one writer--a lot of self-induced pressure. So I am here to announce that as of today, I am busting out of this small, restrictive box and opening up myself to the possibilities all around me.
I will write from the heart,
I will write about things that make me sad, angry or perplexed,
I will write about amazing things I learn,
I will write about what ever I want.
Because after all, isn't that what writers do?
What are you going to do to bust our of your box?