And by it I mean, force yourself to be creative, write posts, read those review books, etc. I find that I get in modes where doing anything related to My Friends Are Fiction feels like a battle of wills. My brain feels sluggish; my motivation is stalled- I have zero ability to actually produce anything of quality. And yet, I have the desire to be productive. I want nothing more to improve my blog, present content to my readers and yet…I still say- don’t force it.
Walk away for a little bit and read a book you don’t have to review.
I find that when inspiration for blogging hits it hits like a train and my brain is full of ideas, inspiration and the words just flow. I often wonder if it feels like this for authors? I always hear…make yourself write some every day. I wonder if that is effective?
Today I needed to work some on another project but I found myself wasting at least an hour staring at the screen with no inspiration. I figure- maybe I should just stop and go do something else. If I continue to stare blankly at my screen will I magically become able to produce something? I highly doubt it.
For our dear readers I’m of the opinion that they can feel when we are forcing our content. I think the passion to blog or write is obvious to those that follow. When we struggle I think it shows.
Do you force yourself or go with the mood as it hits? Do you have the luxury to go with your moods?
I imagine a lot of the time we have deadlines (especially our author friends). I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. As a blog reader- can you tell when content is forced or when it’s been passionately created?