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Motivation (where did you go?)

Motivation is a hard thing to come by. A lot of us take it for granted, somehow finding a steady flame which burns as bright no matter the task before it, no matter the fuel which is thrown into it.

Others, like me, seem to have not been so blessed. As I sit here now, knowing that an empty page sits in my other tab, knowing that it has to somehow transform into a paper on a topic which I could not care less about, I wonder where my flame is, and what has extinguished the one I took for granted all these years prior.

People say a person is reflected in their work; that what you put down on the page often times is who you really are. And at this point, this blank document reveals more of me than any mirror I could possibly look in.

Empty, white, pointless, meaningless.

Can change come if I am unwilling to go make it? Should I force myself to go through the motions, disguising the helpless and lost soul that has no place in the world? And what disguise might convince a man who truly lives that something which is dead is still alive?

Without warmth, desire, excitement, happiness, motivation, what good is a person? Motivation truly is a hard thing to come by. Maybe it will come back tomorrow, but what to do until then.

--Greyson--

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Without warmth, desire, excitement, happiness, motivation, what good is a person? Motivation truly is a hard thing to come by. Maybe it will come back tomorrow, but what to do until then.

You write anything. Words. Phrases. Fragments. Sentences.
You write until a surge of emotion visit you once again that would make you write without sleeping, write without stopping, write without much thinking. As if your hands and fingers have
a mind of their own.

I wish you all the best Greyson. :)
 
Reichelina;bt5858 said:
You write anything. Words. Phrases. Fragments. Sentences.
You write until a surge of emotion visit you once again that would make you write without sleeping, write without stopping, write without much thinking. As if your hands and fingers have
a mind of their own.

I wish you all the best Greyson. :)

Thanks :). Just waiting for the darkness to clear and hopefully the light on the other side will inspire me. But until then, I'll take your advice. I think it's damn good.
 
Greyson;bt5859 said:
Thanks :). Just waiting for the darkness to clear and hopefully the light on the other side will inspire me. But until then, I'll take your advice. I think it's damn good.

Sometimes when I listen to music, I feel such intense emotion that makes me think about a sentence.
I write that sentence down.

Next day, I would see a random woman and her guy fighting over something I don't know what.
Then I observe her facial expressions.

I kind of use the sentence the other day to associate it with what I saw today IF it can be matched.
Something like that. :)


Note: I don't know how and what you write though, so it can be different for you. I'm just sharing how it can be for me.
There were MONTHS where I feel emotionless, like I have forgotten how to be creative and write altogether.

Writing is an art and art needs a subject. :)

You can do it!
 
Reichelina;bt5860 said:
Sometimes when I listen to music, I feel such intense emotion that makes me think about a sentence. I write that sentence down. Next day, I would see a random woman and her guy fighting over something I don't know what. Then I observe her facial expressions. I kind of use the sentence the other day to associate it with what I saw today IF it can be matched. Something like that. :)Note: I don't know how and what you write though, so it can be different for you. I'm just sharing how it can be for me. There were MONTHS where I feel emotionless, like I have forgotten how to be creative and write altogether. Writing is an art and art needs a subject. :) You can do it!
Just saying, that was pretty beautiful. ALSO really want to try this now, thank you for the insight! Also, your note there really hits home. The fact that I go days and weeks acting as a blackhole and never feeling has been scary, and I've worried that it made me inhuman and unrelatable. The fact that you mention it in the past tense gives me hope.
 
It's never as hard as you think it is. :) I can get 'stuck' with blank pages for months. I work myself up, thinking nothing will come, so I put writing off for another day... another week. And then I think I can't go back and write. Thing is, when you do start to write, and it does come, you look back thinking 'What the hell was that? Today felt good."

Try looking away from the blank page and just running wild with your characters away from the paper. let them play. I've written seven novels that way, lol, and for that series, four are published, with the 5th nearly done and the sixth... I've just started.

But sometimes I need those times away just to get fuel back for writing. So try and see the blank page as just part of the process, where creativity can be at it's best because it's not tied down to how fast you can type or what mistakes you make.
 
For what it's worth, you're not the only one Greyson.

Y'know? I can be sitting on a bus and suddenly my head is awash, full to bursting with thoughts,ideas, and such an amazing, startling sometimes, appreciation of just being out there and i can't wait to get home. Then, when i do get home, what little enthusiasm i've managed to hold onto isn't worth a thing.:dispirited:

Good luck,

dither...
 
I heard something about writing along these lines on the radio:

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”
—Larry L. King, WD

Maybe you should just read a book instead.
 
Funny you should say that tina c.
I've just started reading Steinbeck's "East of Eden".
I'm on page nine and already i am in awe of the man.
Wow!
I could never write like that.
 
dither;bt5876 said:
Funny you should say that tina c.
I've just started reading Steinbeck's "East of Eden".
I'm on page nine and already i am in awe of the man.
Wow!
I could never write like that.

I'm Reading For Whom the Bell Tolls right now and I know the feeling. Hemmingway was a genius and I will forever live in awe of him
 

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