I purchased Scrivener to support my desire to be a prolific writer. I have a degree in Psychology, so I understand how important beliefs are to the creation actions. Therefore, I wanted to feel like I was a writer when I wrote in Scrivener. My belief was that when I open Scrivener to compose my masterpiece, the ideas and thoughts would magically flow on the screen. I would have everything I needed to create the ideal manuscript… All because I purchased Scrivener (at full price, I might add).
When I open Scrivener, I enter a writing desert. I am a hunter, who is searching ravishingly for the right idea and thought in the writing desert. I have started many manuscripts in Scrivener. However, all of these manuscripts remain unfinished. As I write, I become frustrated because the drought in the writing desert is continuing once again. Why?! Shouldn’t these ideas just pounce on me once I click open on my Macbook Pro.
Honestly, the writing desert is annoying me. I am no longer interested in being a hunter for the right ideas and thoughts. This year, I am going to finish a manuscript. I am going to create a rainforest in the writing desert.
When you write, are you in a writing desert or rainforest?