Practice being inspired

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” ~ Pearl S. Buck.

The universe is not very generous with spontaneous inspiration sometimes, so I’m cultivating it myself.  Being very easily inspired, but also easily distracted by life, I’ve made it a point this week and going forward to watch some great how-to videos and to read books and blogs from successful writers every day without fail for motivation.

I’m about 3000 words into my book, although it’s mostly notes and mind-mapping categorized into chapters. A couple chapters have some good paragraphs so far, and I seem to have found my voice, finally.  You think you’re going to write a certain way when you start out, but you can end up going in a whole different direction!

I think that I’ve stumbled upon a way to present my information that I haven’t seen before, and that’s kind of exciting!  Doesn’t mean it’s not out there, but no one is me or has my exact same experiences, so it might just work.

During the course of my work tonight, I gathered up some great quotes on procrastination that I’m thinking of using throughout the book in the sidebar.  As a “recovering procrastinator”, I love reading things like this to keep me on track.

“Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things”. ~ Gene Hayden

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” ~ M. Scott Peck

“I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

And my favorite – (I always thought my dad came up with this…) – “Stop talking  and start walking.” ~ L.M. Heroux

What are you waiting for?