Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Finding Inspiration

So, this morning I knew I wanted to write a blog post as it has been some time but wasn't sure what I wanted to write about as my brain appears a bit stagnant at this point. I started looking for inspiration in quotes which is what I often do and found the following.
For me, the struggle is real. It has been recently anyway. I've been working on edits of current WIPs, but my overall creativity and idea generating for new work has been minimal. Life has been chaotic with many aspects of life as is the case for all in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic but such is life. One must forge on, butt in chair, so to speak. And I am trying...some days better than others.

As I read through quotes, another caught my eye...
Yes! Why not think of it this simply? Just sit down and think...and write while thinking. That, I can do! Sometimes I know I over-think things and make it more difficult than it is actually.  Small steps and one thing at a time are important which leads to my final quote for today...
Break things down to small, achievable chunks and build from there. This is true in all facets of life, but especially so in writing. Thus, this is going to be my new mindset.

How about you? What are you experiencing and what works for you currently?


  1. Great quotes, Karin. I'll remember them. I've been having trouble writing lately, too. I sit down ready to go, but not really. I just sit there. Thinking. Do I want to work on the new story? Yes. Maybe. How about the one that needs a final read? But my mind isn't on them. And I need to promote what I have out there. Too many things on my mind. I bought a couple of new books. Maybe if I read for awhile I'll be challenged to write. We'll see. Happy writing to you. You can do it. Have fun.

    1. That is precisely the spot I am in as well, Beverly! I feel I should accomplish a lot this summer prior to school starting again (IF it does) and then I just sit as well. I've been trying to read more too and plan to continue to do so. Perhaps it will lead to idea generating. Happy writing to you!