Why Your Stories Deserve to be Told

Why do my stories deserve to be told? This is a question that I ask myself over and over again especially when I am feeling down on myself. Who would care about what I have to say and who would even pay to read it. Well not to get sappy or weird but they deserve to be told because they are your stories and have your own outlook on the world imprinted on them.

This also means that everyone who reads it will have a different interpretation as to what the story says to them. If you write fantasy to one reader, or several, it could be the new Lord of the Rings. If you write horror you could be the new Guillermo Del Toro that they have so desperately been seeking out. And the same goes for every other genre of literature out there. Don’t be like me and listen to the voice in your head that no one will care about what you are saying. While I am one of the biggest fans of my own work I also can tear it down faster and more efficiently than anyone else that I know.

I know this post differs from my normal advice and how to do things but after being in a slump recently only to come out of it better I wanted to share with you, my readers, what happens with me and to not listen to the critic in your head unless you are editing a sentence. Small scale is ok, but when you start to criticize why you are even writing stories to begin with, that is when it becomes detrimental.

Writing On A Busy Schedule

Writing while working on a more than 40 hour work week can be hard, trust me it has impacted my blog more than it has anything else. I went from blogging once a week to maybe once every two weeks. Nothing has made more upset about the job I currently work more than the fact that it is impacting my ability to write.

While I could go on and on about how much I dislike what I do that is not writing that is not what this blog post is about. I am here to talk about what I do to combat the impact on my writing. The real question is: how do you write on a severe time constraint? That answer is not a simple one. What I do personally is I write a lot by hand to work on the projects that I have going. Transcribing those to electronic copies still takes me a long time but I get there eventually.

I have found that making “To-Do” lists get me going and help me get things done that need to be done. Crazy how writing things down on a piece of paper and physically checking them off really motivate you to get them done. Hopefully this advice has helped you or given you the inspiration needed to make a to-do list or something else that will help get the motivation juices flowing and that project that you are working on done.