Writing Wednesday: If You Wait for Inspiration to Write

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One thing that’s important to note especially in this month of NaNoWriMo: don’t wait for inspiration. Don’t wait for creative lightning to strike, don’t wait for your muse to show up. It’s not up to her (or him) to show up, it’s up to you to show up. To sit down and start writing, whether or not you feel ready for it. Because you might never be ready for it. And as Dan Poynter so wisely pointed out (ooh, unintended pun there), if you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer. You’re a waiter.

Now which one do you want to be? A waiter or a writer? Decide, and act accordingly.


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