“Write about Writing” or “Right about Writing”

posted Nov 3, 2017, 8:16 AM by David Alan Binder

“Write about Writing” or “Right about Writing”

[NOTE:  these two phrases are now, my domain]

I use the quotes to be very specific, as in if one would search for those terms.  Quote marks specify specificity for that exact phrase.  It doesn’t mean similar phrases won’t show up.

 

I have been interviewing authors for over three years.  In those years, I have found that the only way to write is exactly how you want.

All those years, authors tell me how they did it.  How they were able to make a career or partial career out of writing.

The one way that ALL of them agree on is, just do the writing; everything else will follow.

 

And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING!

 

You’ll get rejected, dismayed, criticized, made fun of, and all of the down sides.

 

You’ll get euphoria, frustrated, blocked by yourself and others, tempted (to do many other things), brainstorms, isolated, a sense of accomplishment and more.

 

You get out of it, exactly what you put into it.

 

Your time plus energy will equal output is the simple equation.  How does that factor in with your esteem, your ego, your sense of wellbeing, your sense of accomplishment.

 

You will get more out of it than anyone else.  And that is a great thing!

 

If you are not getting anything out of it but negative then that is your story and you should quit before writing another word.

 

If you are like me, pounding a keyboard, mulling over ideas and throwing it at the wall to see what sticks then you are making progress.

 

Let me tell you what progress is NOT!

 

Progress is not making money (wish it were) progress is not others adorizing (I just made up that word and it is pronounced A-DOOR-I-ZING, a combo of adoring and something else-feel free to give me some input here).  Anyway, (pet peeve announcement, it is NOT anyways, for there is no such word), progress is all about the benefits you get out of it.  Overcoming odds, self-exploration, and fortitude, stature within your own eyes, and just plain grit and determination.

You CAN do it!

You WILL do it!

Until you HAVE DONE it!

Chin up, head held high, and with only you in mind.  All others can check it at your proverbial door, because this is all about you.

NOW-

Why are we here, if not to help each other?

 

I help this helps you, it does me.  Since I am a writer and NO one will ever take that away from me.

 

Bring it on because I am bringing it to you!

 

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