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Aspiring Writer or Author? A Few Words About Inspiration...

"Some writers wait for inspiration to come before they can sit down to write. For others, inspiration comes while writing."

Have you ever heard yourself say, "I just haven't felt inspired to write?"

After reading the quote above, you might be sinking down with embarrassment. Don't! Keep those shoulders straight and that head held high. Feeling uninspired and not wanting to write doesn't make you less committed to becoming the author you desire to be. It makes you a human...who writes.

Believing that it will take inspiration to fuel you into writing that bestseller is normal, as is experiencing times without it. This is all part of the writing process, and a lack of inspiration is a rut that every literary artist has been in at one time or another. The good news is that you don't have to stay there, and more importantly, you don't have to ever go back.

"Don't write if you're not feeling inspired, otherwise, it will end up being a mess."

This old advice is something else that many literary artists have taken heed of. Why? Because it's true.


If you write when you're uninspired, you may indeed end up with a mess…but what the quote doesn't take into account is that you can embrace the mess. You can't fix something that doesn't exist. On the other hand, if you just get something written, you can clean the mess afterward because you'll actually have something to work on.

So even if you're not feeling your best, or have something going on in life that hampers your creative self and that inspiration, try writing anyway. Maybe you've tried all you can to get inspired and it's still eluding you, but don't let that be a reason to not write. Don't be scared of the mess.

And often enough, if you can take the steps to bring you to the keyboard and start tapping on those keys, the inspiration will follow. As it does, it can follow its way to inspiring your readers as well.

If you want to move from being an aspiring writer to a published author, don't let a lack of inspiration keep you from penning your story. Power forward, the inspiration will follow, and it will push—rather than lead—you to being the author you want to be.

But if you do need a push, encouragement, guidance, or even feedback during your writing journey, consider working with a Path To Publishing Book Writing Coach.

Writing only has to be a lonely job and process if you want it to be. Email with Book Writing Coach in the subject line, and we'll set up a call to learn more about your needs. You can also go to and set up a free 15-minute literary consulting call with one of our Book Writing Coaches.

Remember that Path To Publishing is your writing and publishing team. . .the family you get to choose who will help you find your inspiration.


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