Hey guys! Today’s post is inspired by a few posts I’ve been reading around the blogosphere about staying motivated, this week’s edition of the fabulous ezine The Prosperous Writer (and really, you should be reading the ezine), and So You Think You Can Dance (yeah, I know, I watch too much reality TV)
Christina Katz’s ezine highlighted the importance of commitment with regards to writing. In her words, commitment is more than perseverance through the tough times. It is a a conscious action you take with regards to writing. It can drive you to participate fully in the craft of writing, dedicating yourself to more than writing for yourself.
It relates to goals – but is more than that.
It relates to following your dreams – but is much more.
Christina Katz said it best:
…commitment reminds us of what is really important. It grants us space to screw up. To say the wrong thing. To have a fight that doesn’t end in divorce. To be ourselves. To express ourselves. To reveal ourselves. And perhaps most importantly, to trust ourselves.
So I ask you:
- Are you committed to improving the craft of writing?
- Are you committed to learning the business of writing?
- Are you committed to growing your platform in whatever way is most productive for you?
- Are you committed to continuing to grow no matter what happens – what failures occur, what fights with your muse you have – are you still committed?
If you can shout YES to the above, then you are seriously ready to
GO FOR IT!
Since I totally believe in COMMITTING to the process LOUDLY, I have a little extra motivation for you…
Leave a comment stating your commitment to writing, tell me you are ready to GO BIG or GO HOME, and I will reward you with a contest.
Yep, that is right…you leave a comment, I enter you into a contest for a $20 Barnes and Nobel gift card AND a 10-page critique from me!!!
Are you in?
Extra entries (1 each) for blogging, tweeting or otherwise spreading the love (be sure to tell me you’ve done that in the comments) AND for “liking” my FB fanpage.
Contest closes Sunday, June 6. I’ll annonce the winner on Monday. Easy right?
***CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATS TO HEATHER FAESY, THE WINNER CHOSEN VIA RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR***