Rory C. Keel
When I began my journey as a writer, I jumped in head first with an attitude of seeking to learn. I started reading how-to books and any instruction manual I could find. I set out to follow all of the rules to the letter and hope for success. I made a considerable effort to attend and get involved in local writing groups and conferences. Over the years, I picked up valuable lessons from other authors and publishers.
Thinking back on my involvement in these things, it felt that writing came a little easier then than now.
Attitude is the difference. When I surrounded myself with writer-ly people and places, my mind stayed focused on writing.
While it may have felt like it took time away from putting words on the page, I actually wrote more.
I challenge you to write more by continuing to learn from others and stay inspired.
You bring up a really good point — it’s important to surround ourselves with people who are also writing to keep our inspiration tanks full, so to speak. 🙂