Monday

Write From Your Heart-Part 3- (Late)

Yes, this post was supposed to be posted on Saturday, but it didn't happen. So I thought, better late than never, right?
The third and final part of my Write From Your Heart deals with passion. Not the kind of passion where there is a man and woman on the front cover barely wearing anything.
I'm talking the kind of passion that burns in your heart. The passion that is a part of you being a writer. Because without the passion, I don't know if it will happen.
Not everyone can write a book. If you're a writer, and you tell people you're a writer, how many people say, "Oh, I've thought about writing a book."
The truth is, very few people who start out to write a book ever finish one.
So if you have-congratulations. You have just won half the battle.
Passion is the thing inside of you that's going to sit your rear in the chair while others are watching the television, sitting outside, reading a book. Or sleeping, maybe.
Passion is the excitement of having one of your characters surprise you as you type and being thrilled about it.
Passion is the you inside that has a story that won't leave you alone.
Draw on this passion. It will sustain you.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am going to try and remember your words when i decide to embark on my writing journey :-)

Hernando...
ttyl..hehe

Belinda said...

Hernando!! You need to start soon. You will have a lot to offer the writing community!!

How's things?

Amy Wallace said...

Well said, Lindi!

Passion is what keeps us writing when we'd rather give up and what takes the very core of who we are and somehow makes it appear on a page.

Great series! I'm looking forward to hearing you teach. ;-)

Amy

Belinda said...

Amy,
I truly believe without the passion it's not going to happen. Sometimes it's the only thing I have....
Even when there's no plot, no conflict, no nothing---at least there's still passion.

Angela Breidenbach said...

You are sooo right about passion making you sit in the chair to write!
And by the way, I hear David Crowder loves Dr. Pepper, lol.
Angie