Pain… I need more pain (so I can keep writing)

Nobody likes a happy writer. They sit in their fancy chair at their expensive desk and write like there’s no tomorrow. They’re happy with their lives, happy with their relationships and they’re even happy with what they write.
Not me. Nope. I hate what I write. Matter of fact, if I could write it with my eyes closed I would. But I can’t. What I have learned is that the sadder and more miserable I am, the more I write.
Sometimes I write about my sadness (like I did Sunday). Sometimes, I get depressed and know if I just finished my novel, or my other non-fiction work, I could take that fat check and go on an extravagant book tour. Sometimes I’m just melancholy so rather than watch some movie about friendship I write about not having friends.
But when the sun shines, when the goin’s good and the sex is easy, I don’t want to write. I’m cool…I’m just fine. No need to struggle with that damn keyboard and all those plots and messy conflicts.
But the writer who can write when he’s happy… Now that is a REAL WRITER.
Me I gotta finish that book….I need more pain.

About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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