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The Progress Process

There are days when it’s difficult to imagine, it hurts to think, and your page stays blank.

Nothing works.


You wish the magic story genie would pop out of your can of diet Coke and tell you what to write. It would be brilliant, of course, and you’d bask in the accolades for the rest of your life.

Doesn’t happen that way.

Creative progress is a process. Just as you can’t whip yourself into physical shape overnight, neither does creativity reach peak condition after one day of hunt-and-peck on your computer keyboard. You have to work at it, exercise it, push it beyond known limits, and fight for every single great idea. The effort, the pain, the struggle will pay off. Really.

Don’t give up.



Filed under Being Creative, Imagination, Writing