Saturday, January 10, 2015
Day 167...The Physics of Writing
Welcome to Day 167...
In physics, a force is any interaction which tends to change the motion of an object...a force can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest to accelerate. (Wikipedia)
Simply put, force is that driving energy that moves something from point A to point B. It's an active power that can create a change. Big change.
The good news is that the power of force isn't limited to a science lab. That energy is all around us and we can use it to move our writing from page one of our manuscript to a final draft.
We simply have to tap in to it. Here's how...
Identify Your Driving Force.
It could be the fear of failure, a hunger to succeed, the need to strive for greatness, unpaid bills, dreams of a once in a life time vacation, second home, even the concept of not giving up until you succeed. What is it that drives you?
Connect Your Driving Force to Your Writing Goals
What was the last big goal you achieved? Was it professional, personal or a health goal? Try and remember what it was that motivated you to succeed. Go further and tap into the cascade of feelings and emotions you experienced when you got the job done. Now marry
Now connect all those feelings to your writing goals.
I've talked a lot about momentum and how important it is to build and maintain it in your writing. Here's how Jocelyn Glei explains it...
It’s just like Newton’s First Law of Motion: The tendency of a body in motion is to keep moving; the tendency of a body at rest is to sit still. In other words, it’s a lot less work to keep moving once you have some momentum, than it is to start moving from a dead stop.
Once you're in that dead stop zone it's so much harder to power through. Why? Because fear creeps in, self doubt rises, and that critical voice gains a powerful edge.
So...set small goals, complete small steps, and go for those small wins. Now do it over and over again...
Increase Your Momentum
Stay tuned I'll have more ideas on this one in an upcoming blog.
That's all for now except for Today's Takeaway Lesson...