Over the weekend, I took shelter from the muggy Florida heat inside my local movie theater for a matinee showing of Snow White and the Huntsman. In the interest of full disclosure, I was mostly drawn to the film by Chris Hemsworth (you can never get too much of the Hemsworth brothers…never) but it turned out to be an all-around decent flick.
At a critical point in the movie (slight spoiler alert here) Snow White, who had previously confessed to her fears of not being able to lead men as a monarch, gave an inspired speech to rally the villagers against the Evil Queen.
It got me thinking about our post from last week about overcoming writing doubts and how we all have to motivate ourselves sometimes to rally past our enemies (both the internal and external varieties).
So I want to know — how do you motivate yourself? Whether you’re faced with your own insecurities or disappointments form the outside world, when you get down how do you get yourself back up?
Join the discussion by sharing with us your thoughts on any of the following:
- How do you stay motivated to finish your writing projects?
- If you’ve received rejection letters from agents, how have you overcome the disappointment?
- What keeps you going when your marketing plans don’t pan out the way you wanted?
- Is there someone specific you can turn to for motivation?
- What advice you would you have for someone who’s just decided to become an author, in terms of how to stay motivated?
We always love to hear from you guys and we could all benefit from advice and suggestions for how to stay positive and rally our spirits in the face of our writing villains.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, Chris Hemsworth has motivated me to go
drool over watch more of his movies…