To Finish a First Draft, a Writer Must Learn to Work Without Motivation


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Meg Dowell Writes

As I begin writing this, I have zero motivation to write this.

It was a rough day at my full-time job. It’s been raining for almost 12 hours straight. There are a thousand things I would rather be doing right now than sitting down to write a blog post.

But I’m sitting down to write a blog post anyway.

These opening lines aren’t intended as an excuse for me to complain about my life. There are enough people on the internet doing that for me to feel the need to join the gloomy fray. I think there is a big difference between senseless complaining and purposeful glimpses into the “real” side of life in the professional writing space.

I also think it’s extremely important to be honest about what life as a writer really looks like. Not just the good parts, but the not so great moments too. So many…

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