Motivation Monday: Why Are You Writing?

Happy Motivation Monday, Writers! It’s a new week and you have a new opportunity to write the project you’ve always dreamt of writing. So, let’s get you motivated and writing!IMG_2081

This week for Motivation Monday I want you to ask yourself: Why are you writing?

Out of everything else in the world you could be doing, why is it you are sitting and working on this book, story, screenplay, blog, article, or poem?

What are you hoping to accomplish? What message are you trying to get across? What is your end goal?

Is writing something you have always wanted to do or is it a new passion? Are you just good at writing so you figured you could make a career out of it?

What drives you to spend hours in front of your computer typing away, sacrificing sleep and free time?

Do you hope to become a New York Times Best Seller? Are you hoping to win a Pulitzer? Do you have a story that you want to entertain the world with? Or is writing something that you are just driven to do because a writer is just who you are and always have been?

When you get frustrated and start to think about giving up writing for good. Think about why you started in the first place.


What was the first story you remember writing? Did you keep a journal or diary when you were young? When did you fall in love with the written word? Was it your favorite childhood bedtime story? A play by Shakespeare? A poem by Walt Whitman?

When you go back to the beginning you can find the motivation that you had when you first started out. You find a renewed sense of purpose. You are reminded of the reason that you love this frustrating, often unrewarding work.

This week if you feel stuck or defeated, go back to the beginning and remind yourself of why you decided to start writing in the first place.

Head to the comments and tell us why you write! And don’t forget to swing by the “It’s a Writer’s Life For Me Shop” to snag some sweet merchandise!10407197_10152591838863426_8032872307678143650_n

We’ll see you Wednesday for Write About It Wednesday!

Write On, Writers!

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