Today, for their Road Trip Wednesday question for bloggers, YA Highway asked: Tons of writers are in the midst of NaNoWriMo, trying to stay inspired as we reach the dreaded middle. Share your most inspiring and/or motivational video, book, or quote on writing!
Which is rather convenient, given a new page appeared on my site last week designed to help out aspiring writers with motivational videos, useful reading material, and my own posts on things like what motivates me. So needless to say, I’ll be gleefully diving through everyone’s responses for useful things to add to my list.
Generally, for motivation, I find I just need the kick to remind me to get back to work — Chuck Wendig’s “25 Things” lists are great for this.
And for true, instant motivation, nothing beats suddenly figuring out a plot problem or being hit by a great idea for a story.
My favourite motivational book is “On Writing” by Stephen King. I haven’t read “Bird By Bird” but I’m tempted to buy it — any thoughts, blog friends?