Week Two is when all the mental crap we writers use to self-sabotage ourselves goes into high gear. For most first-drafters, this period is usually about a one-fourth to one-third of the way through the book
Obstacles this week include:
~ The Great Wall of Writer's Block
~ The Anthill of Too Many Characters
~ The Impassable Desert of Word Drought
~ The Cave of Lost Plots
~ The Evil Dragon of Word Count Comparison
~ The Many-Headed Hydra of the Inner Editor
~ The Siren Song of the Shiny New Idea
~ The Choking Fog of "People Who Are Better Writers Then You Will Ever Ever Be"
And my personal favorite?
~ The Quicksand of "Everything I just wrote was crap and now I have to kill myself with the toaster"___________
So in the spirit of encouragement, I'm handing you some songs that always make me feel like I can do it.
Hallelujah by Claire Bradley
Learning to Fly by Tom Petty
Breathe/Shine by Anna Nalick (the video plays them back to back.)
Here's a bit from the chorus of Shine.
Isn't it time you got overAnyone else got songs or movies or inspiration to share? How do you get through these obstacles?
How fragile you are?
We're all waiting, waiting on your supernova
Cause that's who you are.
And you've only begun to shine.