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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LOVE WHAT YOU DO



In keeping with the A-Z theme that’s running around the blogosphere right now, today’s post begin with the letter L, which in this case stands for love what you do.

Pretty simple in theory. I mean, that’s why we spend as much time with our stories as possible right? We love them.

But what happens when we don’t love them as much, or, worse, not at all. Sometimes we have to let those stories go. Maybe not forever. I don’t delete anything. I still have a file cabinet full of stuff typed on an old-fashioned typewriter from back in the day. I save it all because you never know when the magic might come back. But in the meantime I have to devote myself to what moves me or figure out a way to make it move me.

How do you sustain the love for your story? What do you do when the magic’s gone?

4 comments:

Liz A. said...

That's why I have several stories going. When one is kinda meh for me, I can move on to one that's more where my emotions are.

Samantha Dunaway Bryant said...

I think I push through out of sheer stubbornness. I'm determined to see it through to the end! When it gets rough, I take a vacation to write something short, but then I'm right back in there.

Charity Bradford said...

Like Samantha, sometimes we just have to push on. Currently I'm trying to finish a sequel that I keep falling in and out of. I try and work even when "out" of love with it, but allow myself to work on things I enjoy at the same time.

Huntress said...

Ho boy. It is easy to lose. So many that I started out with are gone from the blogosphere.

along with the writers, some publishers too. *wiggling eyebrows*