How do your moods affect your writing? How do you get around your funk when you have a deadline?
I’ve been blessed to write a weekly column for the local paper for almost seven years now. I’m not gonna lie—a lot of cr*p has happened in that time.
Did I mention it’s supposed to be a humor column?
(Try writing a laugh a minute when your family members are sick… your husband’s job is uncertain… or--you fill in the blank.)
When it came down to it, I had to push through. And honestly, it was good for me. Because two days before I got my first book contract, I pushed a baby out of my body. A colicky baby. And I was so grateful for seven years of practicing meeting deadlines.
So I encourage you to push through today. If you don’t HAVE deadlines, make some (reasonable ones!). And do your best to always, always meet those goals.
In the long run, your practice might be your salvation.
Q4U: How do your moods affect your writing? How do you get around your funk when you have a deadline?