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I don’t know how this applies to everyone, but it applies to me and I figure it might help someone so please bare with me.
Plenty times I find myself worrying, being anxious, nervous, or depressed and other times the opposite. I realized several times that the problem was what I was focused on and what my principles were.
I wasn’t focused on the right things and the right people and I was putting things first that weren’t important. I tend to worry about stupid, little things like my wants and forgot about my needs.
The point of this post is to tell people who might need to read this, that sometimes when you find yourself worrying or thinking bad thoughts about your life or someone else’s, it’s possibly because of what you’re focusing on. If I choose to focus on all the bad things in my life, I become depressed, less motivated, yet, if I think more on hopeful things, good memories, and anything to encourage me, I feel different.
I don’t know how to word all of this very well, but I felt the need to share this opinion. I hope it sparks something in someone or gives someone an idea that makes more sense.
An important thing to remember: We are all failures (by our standards) at life, and trying to go through it alone is not helping anyone. We aren’t meant to go through life alone and isolated. Haven’t you ever wondered why there’s so many people around us?
One of the most important things I have learned and realized time and time again when trying to write a novel/story, is to write for the right reasons.
Wow, umm okay? Everyone knows that.
Yeah, so did I, but as I tried to push through my writer’s blocks and pull from my vault of imagination, I found it more difficult when I was only writing for the potential money I would receive. Yes, I know not every author gets rich even if they have a great book series, but I always felt my stories were bound to be popular and loved around the world someday and I didn’t want to think otherwise.
I tended to pressure myself, and still do, to write as much as I could each day so I could finish my first book as soon as possible and get it published. Even though it was important for me to keep going with this writing dream, I found myself pursuing something worse than what I first wanted. I had loans (ugh). I had worries about where I would live, what car to buy, and basically how I would survive in the future. I was more focused on getting money to live how I wanted and where I wanted that I forgot what a story really means. I forgot my love for storytelling. And after that, I forgot my own story.
I had to be reminded, and probably always will, that I need to write for me. For my future audience, for people who need inspiring, hope, comfort, and everything else my story could give. I knew how much my favorite stories meant to me and still mean to me, and I strongly desire for others to feel that way about mine.
I realized one day, and almost everyday, that no one else is going to write my story. No one knows my story like I do (thank God), and if I choose not to write this story, I will always wonder if anyone would enjoy it. I can’t expect to be as popular as C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, or Tolkien. I may want to be, but I can never be.
I am who God made me, I have stories to tell that God gave me, I will never be someone else, and I should be thankful for that and embrace it. I believe everyone should. Thank you for reading this and I hope this helps more than just me.
What if the views and perspectives the world has on popular things is wrong? Or there’s another way to look at it? They call Love insane and say it makes people do stupid things, but what’s really stupid is pushing Love away and ignoring it. Maybe people do odd things when they’re in Love because it goes against all Logic?
From the looks of it, Love does not use Logic. And if this be true, what if that’s the best thing for us? As humans, we tend to use Logic for almost everything and sometimes that’s good. But from what I’ve learned and seen, when you try to understand why you Love anyone or how you feel Love in the first place, you can’t.
Sure, lots of scientists and the like have placed Love as an emotion and say it’s from chemicals in our brain or what-have-you. What if they’re wrong? Why not look at Love and other important things from a new perspective?
I strongly believe Love is not insane, nor does it cause us to do stupid things. It merely removes the Logical thinking temporarily and allows us to feel what we were meant to feel.
So many what-ifs. Maybe it’s time to ask these kind of questions? How else will we get the answers we seek? How else will we learn to Love? Embrace Love or don’t. Either way it will persevere through the ages because God is Love and He always wins.
In writing a novel or anything that has to do with characters of your own creation, I have learned it is most important to care about those characters as if they were real. Because they are. To you. To love those characters like God loves us and to treat them with care as you decide their paths. Each character represents you, the author, and if you remember that as you write for them, it will give you new purpose and new motivation.