Let’s talk about motivation…a writer’s enemy

April 6, 2017 With: No Comments

Hey all. I’ve been bad at blogging lately. Not only that, I’ve been bad at writing at all lately. I find myself staring at either a screen or a notebook, fingers poised to write something amazing…and nothing happens. I even had an idea to write a short blog post about motivation a few months ago…but lacked the motivation.


It all comes down to motivation. Getting started. JUST DOING THE THING. It’s often more difficult than it should be! Can you relate?

So, I am kicking myself in the butt a little bit to kickstart my little writer’s heart again! MOTIVATION GO!

Here are a few things I am doing to get myself moving a little.

  1. Writing lists. I’m sure many of you use lists all the time, but usually I am a “let’s wing it” sort of person. This isn’t working for me lately SO lists are a must! I make a list of everything I want to get done that day and put stars next to the things that MUST get done. That way, even if I don’t finish everything, at least the important bits are completed.
  2. Doing things other than writing (aka staring at my screen/or paper). I’ve been baking a lot more for one thing. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see loaves of bread and batches of cinnamon rolls. I am experimenting with different flours and recipes. Learning NEW things to take my mind of of what I really want to be able to get done, but am STUCK. It’s really helping!
  3. Writing down my dreams. Even if my subconscious only delivers crazy/weird dreams each night, it’s a different type of creativity.
  4. Getting off social media as much as I can! I am addicted to scrolling. It isn’t healthy! I could scroll for hours upon hours…useless. So, I am trying to be present in my day instead of trekking over to Facebook or Tumblr. It’s been good so far! SO difficult to stay away, but it’s already a little better with tiny effort.
  5. Make changes. We rearranged our kitchen today. Already, I feel like I can think a little better. I’m also planning to revamp this blog’s design a little bit to jazz things up. Any ideas?

What do you do to get motivated to DO THE THING? Thanks for sticking around as I figure stuff out. I love you all!

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Katy Walker


Katy began writing when she was in second grade after being inspired by "Reading Rainbow." Although her stories weren't chosen to be read on air, she carried on writing, reading, and geeking out about stuff. She hopes to pass her love for books/geekery on to her kids! Check the ABOUT section for more info.

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