I often talk about motivation and discipline, they both go hand in hand in regards to write and all manners of life. We get the motivation to do a lot of things, from hobbies to going out to eat. Motivation or lack thereof is an ever-present facet of our life, something inescapable like breathing or going to the loo.
Saying all that, I have the motivation to write but I do not have the discipline to write. What I mean by that is I am writing constantly, from blog posts to short chapters. However, I am not currently writing my novels, which is where my frustration rises up. I know I can write and have the motivation, but I do not currently have the discipline to write my various novels.
Right now I am writing this blog post because of that, as a tribute to my failings. I work best with visual or practical stimuli, therefore I have written this post. I need to know I am not reaching my goals, I want to become a better writer and discipline is a key part of the writing process.
I need to start heading out to cafe’s again after work and write there. Which is what I did for the month of Nano, but haven’t continued afterwards. It will move me away from all the distractions in my life, from games to tv, I can then focus on my laptop and my novels that are inside there.
Without the internet connection, I will not have access to my Google Drive, where all my short stories and blog posts are stored. Doing this has helped me in the past, and I can hope that it will help me in the future. I know what my plan is, I
I know what my plan is, I have the motivation but now I will bring discipline to my writing.