Yes, love for writing motivates a writer to start a writing career and to one day finish it. So in this way our love of writing does motivate us in the long-term, yes. But the dirty little secret is that sometimes writers need a little kick in the butt to get us motivated in the short-term, during that day to day battle’s of the long-long-long drawn out war.
Floating Above The Water
Spirituality is looking through a telescope and catching a glimpse of the surface of the moon and going: Woah. I’m so incredibly insignificant, and there’s something out there that’s a lot more smarter and important than me that’s making all this work.
Hooked On The Right Idea
People are all like old TV antennas picking up different signals. Sound waves, smells waves, emotional waves, etc. Most people generally pick up these typical signals and that’s it. Writers and other artists, on the other hand, are like satellite dishes. We get ALL the channels.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the path from young adulthood to adulthood seems to be one where we have to humble ourselves and learn how to reach out for that help and support we had learned to live without in the past, when we were striving to be fiercely independent.
I’m a big fan of looking beyond genre, because I think genre kills. Genre imprisons creatives into little boxes that creative people were designed to break in the first place. Genre kills because life isn’t lived in genres