For a writer, desire can close the gap between procrastination and poverty, and productivity and profitability.
Desire can push you through challenges and pull you through tragedy.
Desire is the seed that when planted, cared for, and cultivated, will propagate into accomplishments, accolades, and awards for your writing abilities. So...
1. How do you acquire it?
2. How do you keep it?
3. How do you react if you lose it?
Desire is individualistic. A quest that demands belief in order to fulfill it and begins with questions only you can answer, such as...
* Why do you want to be a writer?
* What kind of writer do you want to be?
* Who do you want to write about?
* Where do you want your writing to appear?
* When are you going to act on the ideas that are calling out the loudest to escape from your imagination and be released to the world?
Remind yourself why you’re in the writing game by giving yourself mental and physical reasons to fight to the finish.
Find pictures, view videos, listen to webinars, and attend conferences that represent and help you realize the endless possibilities in your answers to the questions from number 1.
Study the photos to keep you focused and on track. Scour the web for videos of successful authors. Support webinars that are sponsored by writers you relate to. Seek out conferences because a personal handshake still trumps a virtual one.
First, desire may not be lost but simply sidelined by circumstances. If your desire becomes diluted identify the reason, isolate what or who is responsible, then either remove the culprit or, decide if the goal itself is the stumbling block.
Is this an ambition you’re ready to release and let go of or replace with another desire?
Writing technique is a learned skill. But no one can teach, train, or instill in you the deep passion, which mirrors obsession, that you feel when you have a message that must be delivered and stories that must be shared.
Conditions change and attitudes evolve. So roll with it and accept that it’s okay to alter your desire from time to time.
Sometimes feeding off another author’s desire can strengthen your own. Articles or blog posts are wonderful sources of contagious enthusiasm, energy, and education. Little snippets of surfing and scanning the web are beneficial. Don’t linger to the point of longing to be like other writers. Look enough to get yourself motivated to move on with your own masterpieces.