As we near the end of National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo) 2014, some of you may be starting to feel just a bit uninspired. The creative juices might be waning as you push toward completion of your project. Your passion for your short book-in-a-month might feel a bit less energizing. How do you push through and meet your goal of blogging a book in a month despite the mid-to-end-of-the-month doldrums?
What’s Your Purpose?
First, remind yourself why you wanted to write this book in the first place. What was your purpose? If you are writing nonfiction, did you feel a compelling need to write this book? Did you feel a sense of soul purpose? If you are writing fiction or memoir, your book might still feed a sense of calling or a desire to share a very personal or meaningful story.
When you remind yourself why you write, you will feel more inclined to sit down and put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Do you write to:
- Change lives
- Provide hope
- Give answers or solutions
- Make people happy
- Take readers on a unique journey
- Ease pain
What’s Your Passion?
Second, remind yourself of your passion. Hopefully, your book feeds some sort of passion in your life. For example, I am passionate about writing, blogging, building a business around books and blogs, and getting published. So, writing about these topics feeds my passion. I’m also passionate about teaching and helping others to succeed and fulfill their purpose. Blogging and writing books on subjects that help others accomplish these goals feeds that passion.
On days when I feel uninspired and unimpassioned by my work, I remind myself of my passions…Why I do this for myself as well as for others. This reignites that fire within me to continue writing.
So ask yourself, “What am I passionate about? How do those passions relate to my writing project?”
Hopefully, you are writing and blogging about topics that relate to your passions.
How to Achieve Inspired Results
Last, to reignite your sense of inspiration so you can power on to the end of your NaBoBloMo project—or any project, remind yourself how your writing project combines your passion and purpose. When you can see the connection, you will feel inspired. This equation works every time:
Passion + Purpose = Inspiration
And when you feel inspired, you will achieve inspired results.
The Inspiration Factor
If none of these tips work for you, of if you find them too cerebral, make a list of three to five things that actually do inspire you—even if they have nothing to do at all with writing. Maybe you feel inspired when you:
- Spend time in nature
- Go to a religious service
- Read inspirational books
- Spend time with your children
Whatever the activity, simply switch to it for a few hours or a full day. Then come back to your book blogging. You’ll find your inspiration for your NaBoBloMo project renewed. It’s amazing how simply getting inspired in general feeds your inspiration when it comes to writing. In fact, it will help you Achieve More Inspired Results in almost any area of your life or work.
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