This post comes from Associate Editor Non Wels, whose feet get farted on by dogs all day long.
Life, as you know, is replete with obstacles, bumps in the road, difficulties, challenges. Sometimes these challenges take the form of personal anguish or heartache, or sometimes the Labrador who is sleeping at our feet just farted and the thing you’re writing is ruined because you can’t escape the terror of Dog Fart.
Truth is, these bumps in the road could come from any place, including your dog’s butt.
It’s up to us how we face these moments in our lives. It’s up to us how we learn from them. It’s up to us to find new perspectives on difficult situations, seeing things half-full when maybe it’s really just only a quarter full.
The challenges I want to focus on today in this post are the ones that strike us when we’re trying to create. You know the kind. Sitting down at your desk, writing your book and then, boom, nothing. All of a sudden you’re stuck, can’t write anything, affected by externalities or internal musings that overpower your writer’s voice.
What do you do in these situations? Do you fight through it, throw up your hands, take a walk to try to reacquaint with your inspiration?
Whatever you do, it’s important to remember that whatever you decide is okay, because it’s unique to you. You know what’s best for you. You know what type of writing environment you like best. You know what to engage with when you’re feeling uninspired.
You got this.
That book you’re working on. You can do it. You have it in you.
And hey, when you’re done, we can help with editing, book strategy, cover design, or just be that someone to talk to about dog farts.
Go forth and write!