What to Do When You’re Motivated to Write Right Now, But ‘Literally’ Can’t

Motivation at the strangest of times….When the muse strikes

Meg Dowell Writes

I come across many aspiring writers who worry that they either don’t know what to write about or don’t have the “motivation” to get anything done. (And to both of these things I say … just write?).

But what happens when you’re SET and READY to go … and something gets in the way?

You’re totally motivated to write RIGHT NOW.

But you’re about to leave to go to an event.

Or your fur/human children need you.

You’re out with your laptop but it’s dead and you forgot your charger.

You want to sit down right this second and write. But external obstacles are preventing you from doing so.

How do you deal?

First, don’t worry that your “motivation” to get work done is going to pass. It either will, or it won’t. There are times you can decline certain things so you can focus on writing, but it’s not…

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