May 14, 2014 Writing 10


What is Wednesday Writers Wisdom you ask?

It’s a new weekly meme I’m starting next week, to go live every Wednesday.

Oh? Tell me more! you say?

Each Wednesday will feature writers/authors doing something like:

1. Offering writing advice, or

2. Sharing a response to a general question, or

3. Promoting their newest work by sharing their experience writing it, or

4. Whatever I want. After all, it is my blog, right?

Ooooo! Sounds exciting! you gasp?

I know, right? Tons of fun. So….tell me writer friends…

What is the hardest part of the writing process for you, and how do you overcome it?

Leave your answers in the comments. Don’t be shy. Leave a link to your space, your book, whatever you want promoted with your response next week.

Also, if you are interested in #1, 3, or 4, just use the “Contact Me” tab at the top of the page to let me know. All writers, authors, and bloggers are welcome. Everyone has something to say, let’s hear it!

Ready? Set? Respond!!


10 Responses

  1. Cameron says:

    Making the time to do the work, even when I’m uninspired, exhausted, out of ideas and energy. Making the time to *show up* and write, even then is the most challenging – and frankly, the most motivating once I’m in it.

  2. Ariana Browning says:

    Sounds like fun. What a fabulous idea! Good for you for thinking this up. Really cool. I had the idea of starting something (not the same idea), and even on Wednesday recently myself! haha Just working out the details.

    I think for me, the hardest part was not just finding the time, but remaining focused. The series that I have up for sale right now on Amazon (you can see them all linked on the sidebar at: was the first series I wrote and finished. It was a learning lesson with every book, and every step of the way.

    I had to learn to finish a book with the first in the series. And then by that second, I had to learn how to properly self-edit the books, and find my biggest errors (repeated words were the WORST). On top of that, I had to learn how to see where I made errors. That could have been the worst, next to the focus. I just couldn’t see the errors. It was very frustrating. Now my editor usually only finds one or two major issues. Those are generally with writing clunky sentences that are hard to understand. No repeats. Yay!

  3. elizabethyon says:

    I have to work hard to turn off my internal critic in order to begin new projects, and to write in the flow. That nagging voice in my head, the one that says, “Who do you think you are, calling yourself a writer?”, or “Publish! You?” – it can cripple the work before it gets off the ground. It’s a constant struggle to write with confidence. I work out the yips on my blog, The work that’s made it out of the fire is featured on my website,

  4. Mark Baron says:

    The hardest part of the writing process for me is overcoming inertia. It is far too easy to not write; I have a million different hobbies, a million different responsibilities, a million different demands on my thoughts, my emotions, my time. These things pull me in every conceivable direction, and sometimes, overwhelm me to the point where it feels preferable to sit on the couch and stare into space than it does to do anything at all.

    How do I overcome that inertia? Well, I’m kind of still learning that. Part of it is just making myself do it. No matter how tired I am, how overwhelmed I am, how busy I am, how obligated I am, making my self sit down for at least 15 minutes a day to write something is my current goal. And you know? Inertia is a funny thing. Just as object at rest wants to stay at rest. an object in motion wants to stay in motion. The more I write, the more time I give to it every day, the more I want to write. The more the stories flow into my mind and through my fingers and across the keys. The more inspired I feel for every project I tackle, the more confident I feel that hey, wow, I’m actually a writer!

  5. Tessa says:

    The hardest part for me is coming up with an idea. Some days they flow easily and sometimes nothing comes for weeks or even months. I can’t write in that mood. Most of my writing ideas come from real life with changes of course or I will open a book and pick a sentence and rewrite it and use that as a prompt if I don’t like any that are offered online.

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