35 Things You Cannot Do To Your Writing Dreams #writers #writerslife


Things You Cannot Do To Your Writing Dreams

If you have ever decided to walk away from writing you will know about the emotional turmoil that goes hand in hand with this decision.

The hardest part is knowing what to do with your writing dreams. So you set about trying to rid them from your new non-writing life.

It’s only after you return to writing, some weeks, months or years later that you realise your attempts of eradicating your writing dreams from your life were futile.

Here is a list of the things you cannotΒ  do to your writing dreams:

  1. Ignore.
  2. Lock away in a suitcase.
  3. Run away from.
  4. Hide in the attic in a box.
  5. Forget.
  6. Throw away.
  7. Destroy.
  8. Bury in a hole in the garden.
  9. Walk away from.
  10. Avoid.
  11. Flush down the loo.
  12. Escape.
  13. Leave by the side of a road.
  14. Give to someone else.
  15. Hide behind the sofa.
  16. Attach to a rocket and launch into space.
  17. Feed to the dog.
  18. Lock away in the shed.
  19. Put through the paper shredder.
  20. Evict from head.
  21. Put out for the waste collection.
  22. Chuck into the river / sea / ocean.
  23. Stick in an envelope and post overseas.
  24. Fling out of a window.
  25. Magically disappear.
  26. Put up for adoption.
  27. Legally divorce from.
  28. Forget ever existed.
  29. Put to sleep.
  30. Boil in a pan on the stove.
  31. Banish
  32. Rub out.
  33. File away.
  34. Bin.
  35. Persuade to go away.

Writing dreams don’t go away – no matter what you do to them. They really are quite remarkable.

No matter what you try and do to them they return, louder and stronger than ever. These pesky dreams wake you in the small hours, crop up in conversations, nag you at the gym and bug you on your way home from work.

There is no escape!

The best option is to stop fighting and do something with them.

Accept that you are a writer and turn them into something amazing!

Happy Writing all πŸ™‚

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25 thoughts on “35 Things You Cannot Do To Your Writing Dreams #writers #writerslife

  1. Great list (as always), blodeusk. I’ve tried several but it’s just like you said – they return, louder and stronger. πŸ™‚

  2. Don’t tell me about it! I’ve tried in vain to run and hide from the Muse of literature, but she has longer legs than me that stretch across the eons. She has heard all the writerly excuses under the sun, but if I flush a typescript down the toilet, she’ll fish it out again. Short of having my brain erased like a computer disk and having a new brain downloaded, there is no escaping the writing obsession. The original manuscript of my first attempt at writing a novel is up in my attic in an old suitcase. It keeps calling down to me “Fetch me. Do something with me. Rewrite me.”

      1. Oh, wow!! You’ve made my day. But no bowing down required. It’s all about hard work and perseverance — over 20 years’ worth of it, on and off, for me. I’m sure it won’t take you that long to produce a novel and for me to call it amazing πŸ™‚

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