Just lately, I've been lacking motivation. I think we all get to that point sometimes when we wonder if it's all worth it. If all this damned work and stress is ever really going to amount to anything. You'll hear that old adage about writing for the love of writing and not for financial gains. Doing it for the love of the craft. Because you can't do anything but write.
Okay, so yes, on some level that's still true. But come on! What writer out there really would rather just write for fun and never be able to make a living out of it? Who out there, after spending god only knows how many thousands of hours working on this manuscript, squeezing out as many words as they can during any free moment- when the rest of your family is taking a nap, when you have a few minutes break from your "real job," or in the middle of the night when any sane person would be sleeping- shunning social interaction for the company of imaginary people, feeling guilty because you'd rather be writing, trying to function at work and home while juggling not only the work of actual writing, but blogging, facebook, book promotion, research, and "honing the craft." Who in the world does all of that and never wants to, you know, get paid for it?! No one I know. So don't give me that speech. Blehg! Sometimes a girl just wants to express some honest to god frustration, okay?!
Nonetheless, we often need some motivation. So here's a little pick-me-up. Screw the sunshine and rainbows and altruism... ;)
Too harsh? Not laughing? Fine, fine, heres an actual motivational quote for you ;) Have a great month, and try not to be so hard on yourself if you hit a rough patch. We all do. Keep your eye on the prize, and all that...jazz.... In the meantime, next time an insecurity creeps up on you, you show it this baby, then channel that angst into your manuscript!
Cause you know what? You're a writer. You can make anything happen!