Just Do it!

 

I recently came across this video and I realized what my problem has been all along. I write too slowly. I let those evil little voices inside my head tell me it’s all wrong. If you write like mad and work quickly there’s no way those evil voices can enter into the equation.  Brilliant! Could it be so easy? Free your mind, have fun, and write? It sounds too good to be true. All our lives we’re told that work shouldn’t be fun; that’s not true!

Tips for the day:

1. Write like mad and don’t look back till your project is finished.

2. Work can and should be fun so relax and enjoy it!

3. Just do it!

Jennifer Bennett

About Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer J. Bennett was born in Southern California as the youngest of six children. Her imagination began to develop as a child creating worlds in her backyard. Books have always played a big role in her life; favorites growing up were “The Country Bunny” by Dubose Heyward, “The Light in the Attic”by Shel Silverstein, and “Island of the Blue Dolphins” by Scott O’ Dell among many, many others. She also enjoys music, theater, travel, and cooking.

Jennifer moved from Southern California in 1989 and finished high school in Southern Utah where she met her husband Matthew Bennett who currently works in educational administration. They reside in St. George, Utah with four amazing kids: Haylee, Chase, Conner, and Libby. After her father was diagnosed with cancer, she began writing her first novel, “The Path”. Her father encouraged her to move forward with her writing and she has continued since. He passed away in 2009.

Jen, as her friends call her; can be found buzzing around California from time to time in search of magical elements from the past. She tries to balance fun, being a mom, and trying to be a grownup (which she really isn’t sure she ever wants to be).

Visit Jen’s blog at: http://www.jjbennett.com/

4 comments
Alice
Alice

So true. I write slow too but had to write 30,000 words fast in a class I took from Brandon Sanderson and then I finished the novel in a month. The writing was crap but I was amazed with the ideas my mind came up with when I didn't stop to think about it. Now it's all revised and ready to send out.

Jennifer Bennett
Jennifer Bennett

It is hard to follow Thom but the key ideas are brilliant! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Thom
Thom

The subtitles are hard to follow, but it's worth it. I loved his speculation on what happens when we squelch our inner artist. This seems to explain a great deal. I like his idea of multiple identities, with one of them being an artist. Whether it's the main, breadwinning identity or the one that keeps the others sane, we should be creating art in some way.