So, in case you were unsure, writing a novel is hard. By the end of today, I am supposed to be at 20,000 words and I am just about to hit the 10,000 word mark….
In the busiest month of the semester, the last thing I want to do when I am done with homework is to sit down and think some more.
I’m also not getting very far into the story because I’m kind of afraid of ruining the idea of it. It’s like the LONGEST introduction ever because I keep putting the conflict off. It’s quite annoying.
I had been losing all motivation until I saw a quote that one of my professors, Dr. Corey Latta, put up on Facebook. It reminded me why I am doing this and I hope it encourages you to practice an art:
“What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.” -Vonnegut