Posted on 01/14/2022 at 03:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At some point, all of us struggle with motivation, whether that's with writing or another endeavor.

So first of all, know that you're not alone — which means other writers have, well, written about overcoming these obstacles.

David Corbett has worked through some issues he faced in the fall, only to find a pitfall that we (and likely many others) are all-to-familiar with: only distractions.

He shares his experience with improving his focus and quieting his noisy mind at Writer Unboxed.

And in many cases, knowing the reward that lies at the end of the struggle can help keep (or put) a person on track.

Sharon Oard Warner takes all of us back to the year she resolved that, in spite of all the other demands on her time and energy, she would write.

It wasn't easy, and it involved a lot of sleep deprivation (not that we endorse this), but ultimately, she produced and sold several novels.

Warner's story of what you can accomplish by committing to writing in small chunks is up at Jane Friedman's blog.

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