Getting Through Monday

Do you every just want to sit in the corner of a cafe writing all day without the worry of onlookers or too much noise in the background? My idea public place is somewhere with a few locals minding their own business and dedicated to their own conversations, not caring about the person tucked away in the corner with a pen or paintbrush.

Maybe I should put up my husband’s 3D printed cat paw with his sign that says, “Not tolerating humans today” while I get into whatever it is that I’m doing but that might end up in a social media post. Actually, that gives me an idea to socially test the popularity of one of his ideas. He can snap product photos in a real setting while I try to get something done.

Since all of these ideas are swimming in my head, you might see me around the cities trying some of them out. I guess this is my “Spring Fever” because going out into public can be a big deal for me. Typically, I like to work in quiet in my hobbit hole. I avoid noise, distractions, and mostly people. Yes, I tend to be more of an introvert.

Doing all the actions of socializing and smiling for the sake of looking pleasant is something I had to “learn” because I wanted to network for business. I can do all the appearances of someone who looks outgoing but inside I’m crying for a nap away from everyone. Sometimes, I require one after too many hours out because my energy is zapped.

Yet, I don’t mind giving more time if I’m talking with a group of creatives or entrepreneurs. There’s something about the energy that comes out of other people sharing ideas, not telling you how to do something but just mutually sharing. It’s like a room full of spark plugs going off at the same time and jump starting each other’s brains.

I think, “I want more of that feeling.” In fact, I spend time thinking about ways to continue to create that same spark more often and it usually involves other people. If I could bottle that feeling for everyone, and give it to you, not sell it, I would.

Then, the feeling of having flat writing would happen less often. Excitement would build like a plot ready to take off and my eyes wouldn’t leave my keyboard or my page. But the only way I’ve learned to continue to get this feeling is to keep writing.

I keep writing to give the sparks inside a chance to ignite with passion, and that’s why writing more often or on a regular schedule is so important. If you want something to be come your passion, then do it more often. I say this because we often was to be passionate about something but things get in the way. We get in our way. Passion doesn’t have to be spontaneous. I started writing this blog because I wanted it to become something that happened regularly.

It sounds simple but if you want to be a writer, then do it more often. If you don’t want to blog as your daily journal, then keep a private one. You never know what brilliance is inside until you let it out. Something you think is dull might shine tomorrow. You never know. Just keep going. That’s my only advice for today – just keep writing!

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~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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