Friday, January 19, 2018

Inspiring Reasons to Keep You Writing


All writers go through periods where they feel a little demotivated, a little uninspired to write. It happens to all of us at some point, and for some of us, it’s a recurring thing!
However, when we are feeling down about our writing, it is important to try and get back on track as quickly as possible. The sooner you get back to your creative, passionate and energetic self the better. After all, it’s your writing that will suffer if you don’t.
Sometimes all we need is a little reminder of why to write in the first place! So if you are in need of a writer's pick me up, take a look at these inspiring reasons to keep on writing!
Writing is relaxing.
Once you get into the writing zone, your brain shuts off from everyday life and the stresses, strains and pressures of it. The more you write, the more you can get rid of anxieties and worries and really let go. 
Writing is cathartic. 
Writing enables you to lose yourself in another world. It also helps you find ways of expressing things and exploring your emotions which can be superb for your sense of wellbeing and peace. 
Rejection is a badge of honour.
Don’t worry about rejection, in fact, look forward to it. Getting rejected proves you are a real writer, so wear that badge with pride!
There are so many publications out there just waiting for you to get in touch. 
Just because some publishers have turned you down, you shouldn’t give up. There are hundreds of thousands of different publications out there; you will find the right one for you!
You don’t need to be a flawlessly perfect writer all the time.
Writing isn’t about being perfect. You are allowed to make mistakes. You are allowed to write something that is a bit rubbish!
The more you write, the better you’ll get.
If you stop writing you’ll never improve. 
There is always time to write. 
You can always find 10 minutes to write, no matter how busy you are. Find them and get going!
Your never too old or young to write. 
You can start writing at any age, don’t let anyone hold you back or tell you otherwise!
Your writing could change the world. 
You never know who is going to read what you’ve written. No matter the topic if you write something that resonates with people you could end up having a massive influence on them, and your writing could eventually change the world!
Your writing could change your life. 
You never know what’s around the corner when you write, and you’ll never know until you try. 
Whatever happens, if you are following your dreams you are on the right path. If writing is your passion, then write - you can’t regret something or think it’s a waste of time if deep down you know it’s what you were made to do!
So there you have it if you ever need a reason to keep writing, or some motivation to help boost you when you aren’t feeling great about how your writing is going, take a look at these inspiring reasons, and you are soon to get back on it once more!

I'm still trying to get back to my writing even if it means doing something new or just journaling! I've been starting to worry that I haven't been doing enough recently, after seeing the line above that says you'll never improve if you stop writing. But I think I'm doing OK. 

I still haven't tried to get published, therefore I haven't been rejected. But I did come across this recently:

Blydyn Square Books’ 2018 Publishing Contest (click for more information):

Blydyn Square Books is excited to announce our first-ever publishing contest.
Beginning January 1, 2018, we will be accepting submissions of unpublished, full-length manuscripts (at least 50,000 words) in all categories and genres, both fiction and nonfiction. (Previously self-published books ARE eligible.)
The deadline to enter is September 30, 2018.
Our panel of judges will review the submissions and announce the winner by December 31, 2018.
The winner will receive a standard Blydyn Square Books publishing contract for our upcoming 2021 publication list.
I've already shown this to my boss and some of my fellow mentors and clients, and all have said I should enter this. I'm not sure whether to email it or send a hard copy, but I have some time to decide.  If I entire the contest, I'm definitely sending my memoir, since it's over 88K words as of now, a count I never thought I'd reach. My diary story is currently over 6,000 words and I feel doubtful I'll get to 50K before the end of September.  And even if I start something else now, I again doubt I'll reach the required word count before the submission deadline.  It took me some time before I got my memoir word count to the current number of words, since I thought I'd never reach since it seems most already published memoirs seem to be in that word range. I now think I should go over the memoir again before I send it off, to decide what I want to change now.  


  1. Love that you have found a publishing contest. Go for it. And good luck.

  2. Good luck. Does the information tell you whether they want a hard copy or attachment? Normally, they do.

    1. Both are acceptable. Click on the link to see more.