Hello everyone, this morning I would like to discuss something personal so you all can take a part of me to not only know me better. But be able to learn from me. That being said, why do you love, or even like writing? There is no questioning your determination or commitment given the fact you are a part of this community or are reading this blog. I just want to know what makes writing special to you? Why I ask is that this question alone, whether you tell it to me or not, is that is the one reason you should never give up on writing.
Furthermore, that reason should drive your desire for a career or wherever you hope your writing takes you. Holding onto that reason can keep you going through the days you don’t feel like it. Trust me, I have been there. However, I will say this, oftentimes when times got tough or complicated, I wanted to quit then too. Hell, I wanted to quit when I was in love and living some of my best days despite everything that happened. I am not looking to sympathy, I am just sharing so you can get to know me as a person and how important writing became to me again as a result.
So it is not a matter of your passion, or drive. Writing is no easy effort. As humans we are naturally emotional, so don’t blame yourself when emotions get in the way, or become overwhelming. It happens, you just can’t let it stop you. That is why after not completing three entirely different novellas, I still have the drive to write.
Still don’t believe me? What are 99% of the radio about? Being happy about love or sad about love. That’s what it really comes down to. Why do you think heartbreak hurts so bad? Why do you think your novel could have the potential to change someone’s life. That is why I write.
Which brings me to my final point. If your novel spawned a cause. Or if your novel was inspired by a cause. Not only should you promote it that way, you should also use that cause to keep you going on the darkest days.
My novel gets into many causes I am behind and many problems I see with society. For example, how a child‘s psychological state and thinking is patterned after early childhood experiences. Homelessness, poverty, mental health awareness, the societal struggle unique to woman, limited amount of strong female protagonists in novels, suicide, addiction, sexual attacks, controversial history of organized religion, teen pregnancy, and many more.
I hope in me sharing that it proves your novel can inadvertently spawn many causes you may have backed from the start. As well as causes that bleed into your writing. I hope it has helped you to know a little more about me and the causes my novel is behind and the many societal problems it recognizes. I hope you make your novel impactful because it really can be more than a story. You can change someone’s life for the better. Or simply make someone feel like they are not alone.
YOU have the power to change someone’s life.
YOU can use your writing to create sustainable global impact.