Thursday, February 4, 2010

Inspiration + Perspiration=Success

Okay. I have said it before, and I am saying it again. With emphasis on the formula this time.

If you want to be a writer, get inspired!

Find something that gives you the urge to write about it. Maybe it is a wonderful meal you enjoyed? I love a tasty dish! Or maybe it is a news story that catches your attention. Perhaps it is simply how warm the blanket you are lying under keeps your feet so toasty! Whatever it is GET INSPIRED!

Once that is accomplished then exert that writing muscle. Get busy and put some verbage on the paper. Get active! You have to put the words out there or you will never accomplish your goal of writing something(short story, article, book)-- it is vital that you write. Talking about writing is not the goal here. Taking action is the point.

Remember that formula? Inspiration plus perspiration equals success. Get inspired, get perspired, and you just might find yourself on Amazon :) soon.


Anonymous said...


Great post.

A set goal is also helpful.

Since beginning as an Examiner writer, I've noticed that it's much easier to write if you have a set deadline. I produce five articles a day, fairly easily. I may take me a little while to decide what I'm writing about that day, but I find a target, write the article, and publish.

Now I just have to find a way to set this into motion for my fiction work.

Kim Smith said...

Yes, Cher. Setting goals is a great way to get the action rolling. Thanks for stopping by!

Marta Stephens said...

Well ... I've been inspired and I wrote and wrote and wrote. Now I'm stuck in the whirlpool of edits!

Hang in there. :)

s.w. vaughn said...

Too right! It's all about practice, practice, practice... if you're a writer, you gotta WRITE! :)

Sheila Deeth said...

Feeling inspired... and tired.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

After writing fourteen books, I finally think I have it down. But I'm sure when I get 14 more, I'll think NOW I've got it! It's a lifelong learning process that only happens with lots of both of your words- inspiration and perspiration! Thanks, Kim!