Just Not Feelin’ It
By Jim Kuiken
Ever have one of those days when you have something to do, but just don’t wanna? Even if it’s something you like doing, you just can’t get the engine cranking?
That’s me for a week (or three) after Memorial Day. If you read last week’s post, I’m sure you understand – but that doesn’t mean I still don’t have to get up and get moving, take care of things, to “endeavor to persevere” (a little wry humor from Chief Dan George).
I’ve talked about writing in the past, and how difficult (or simple) it can be to actually sit down and write – which not only pertains to books, but also includes blog posts – and this week is one of those times.
In order to get over those humps (they’re not really blocks – they don’t stop you, they just slow you down – if you let them), many writers have a process. I know I do. For the books, I have the whole series outlined, with each individual book also outlined, and write to the outlines.
For the blog articles, it’s much simpler. I have a list of subjects I stick to, and even when I have guest bloggers (and we’ve had some great guest posts!), I share this list with them so we’re always focused on the purpose of the JamesKuiken.com blog, which is encapsulated in my signature line – “Writer | Speaker | Advocate”.
Here’s that list:
“The intent is to post about the subjects that I am writing about in my 10 book series (Bekker - the 5 book Warrior mini-series, and the 5 book Protector mini-series), as well as about various aspects of writing (the process and the business side). In general, these would include: