The start of another week signals another round of Monday Motivation. (If you missed any of the previous entries you can view them here.) Today I’m going to highlight some quotes about authors on the need to write.
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison
“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.” ~ Ray Bradbury
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
In summary, keep writing! Whether or not you know where the story is going, or what the story is – keep writing! There’s nobody else on the planet who can finish your story but you. Like everything else in life, writing takes practice. Usually the biggest obstacles – in my experience – are your own thoughts or internalizing the negative thoughts of others. Tune all that out, keep writing and revising – you’ll reach the goal!