Words of Encouragement



Sometimes writing will make you want to pull your hair out. It will scramble your life, isolate you from your pals and fam, and even your own sanity! It’s true! Creating something isn’t an easy thing to do, and that’s what writing a novel is all about- creating something. 

If you are deep in the caverns of writerly stress, take a step back for a bit. Go do something else. Clear your head.But I think the most important thing to do is to remember why you started writing in the first place…because it is fun. One author once said that if it stops being fun, that’s when it’s time to throw in the towel. We begin writing stories because we love to do it and that is the space you need to return to if you want to clear the negativity and pressure that comes from meeting a deadline or pleasing the world with your words.

If you’re stuck- write for YOU. You will be surprised at how the story begins to flow once more.

About Katie Thayne, Author

Katie Thayne (that's me, kind of, seeing as how Katie Thayne is a pen name) is an up and coming author (or so I'd like to think). I have just released my first book, Ms. Impractical Pants, and am currently working on its sequel. I don't have a name for that one yet, so let's just call it Sequel for now. If I'm not working on Sequel, I'm scratching down ideas for the other half dozen or so book ideas swirling around in my brain. Okay, that's a lie, I don't write them down as much as I should, but I still think them, so that should count for something, right? I live in beautiful Moab, Utah and when I'm not writing- on second thought, I won't go there. Let's pretend I sit in a quite office hunched over a keyboard and do nothing but write. The most important thing to know about me, is just because I write doesn't mean I can punctuate. That's why I have an editor- but not for this blogging stuff. Editors ain't cheap and I'm not J.K. Rowling...yet. But I hope that won't keep you from reading my blog.

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