Write through Misery and Exhaustion

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable and exhausted or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

I am a writer. I write because I love to move words around in a way that touches the hearts of others. I write because it is a gift and a talent that allows me to encourage others. I write because if I was not writing then I would be talking and eventually my family tells me to shut up.

Writing is a choice that I have made for my life. A few years back I also decided that writing would be my career. There have been months when I was thrilled with that choice. There have been more months when I agreed with my critics that I had lost my mind.

No matter which end of the emotional spectrum I woke up on, I still had to write. Writing when I was encouraged has always been the easier route. Writing when I am questioning my choices and my talent is like taking care of an injured chipmunk – painful and frustrating.

There are going to be times when I get discouraged about my path. The amount of work that I need to do that day will not change. I have to learn to develop a pattern that will allow me to write with the consistency that will help me break through to my purpose.

What are the tips that you have for a writer struggling with misery and exhaustion?

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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