Thursday, February 23, 2012

I Like Myself When . . .

 
“I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.”
~ Willie Nelson
 
 
It never ceases to amaze how writing ebbs and flows. There are times when the words pour out like water, and there are times when I just don't even want to think about them. I agree with Willie, though: I like myself a lot better when I'm being productive!
 
What makes you like yourself better? 
 

31 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm always amazed at how good I feel when I write though there are definitely ebbs in when I don't do it at all. But because I'm working on my blog at those times, I don't feel bad. Because I am being productive. Great quote by Willie Nelson. Thanks for sharing it.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Oh, definitely! There's a bleak unhappiness that comes with NOT writing. I rarely have a time when I'm not writing these days, but there are certainly times I'm *not feeling it* and they are very depressing.

Tracy Jo said...

Love this! I like myself better when I am productive too...when I get done what I set out to do. I hear you about the ebbs and flows. The last couple days I have been a bit stuck but I know that will unwind and the words will come. Have a great day!

Christine Danek said...

I like myself better when I'm productive. It feels so good!

Miranda Hardy said...

The a great quote! I like myself better when I'm writing, too. I feel inspired and creative, happy to be productive.

Old Kitty said...

Well I like you! Yay!!

Take care
x

Mohamed Mughal said...

I don't know that I every like myself better or less, but I sure do have strong and moving moods that profoundly affect the quality and quantity of my writing.

K. Turley (Clutzattack) said...

I like myself better when I do something for someone else, and when I finish mowing our HUGE yard.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awesome quote. Love him.

I like myself better when I've taken breaks in my day to center myself.

KarenG said...

Definitely agreed! Big Like. And today is a writing today, which means the longer I put off my designated work the less I like myself.

Tere Kirkland said...

For sure! I notice a huge change in my day to day life when I'm writing something I love. I'm happier, less grouchy about things I can't change, and just plain in a better mood.

Editing, however, tends to suck the life out of me...

Carolyn V said...

I like it when I'm more productive too. Wow, I never thought I'd agree with Willie Nelson.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Me too! I'm usually less anxious when I'm writing, although my house is usually messier, too. It's an odd dichotomy.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

ALSO, how did I miss you were agented now????? I just read your sidebar and saw the news. Congratulations, Shannon!!! I didn't already know this already, did I? I swear, I don't know where my brain is half the time. Well, I'm thrilled for you!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I like myself better when i can stick to a diet plan.

Ainsley Shay said...

Great quote!! Thanks for sharing!

Hardygirl said...

I agree!!! I just finished my "sketchbook friday" drawing, and I was kind of dragging. I finished and feel so much better . . . kind of like sparks are flying out of my fingers.

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LTM said...

Willie Nelson said that??? Amazing. You're so right about the way the writing muse moves, but I like myself when I'm writing, too~ :D Thanks, Shannon

Caryn Caldwell said...

I'm the same way! Nothing beats the feeling I get after a day of really great writing. (But don't talk to me on the days the words just won't come. I'm a lot less fun on those days.)

The Golden Eagle said...

I definitely agree with that quote. :)

Laura Marcella said...

Yes, absolutely! Even when I don't feel like writing, I never regret it when I make myself sit down and increase my word count. It feels so good to be productive and do what you're supposed to!

Meredith said...

Ha, amazing quote! I definitely like myself better when I'm writing. I feel productive and creative and free. :)

DL Hammons said...

Who knew that Willie was so insightful? :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Ditto! I'm happiest when I'm writing (or doing anything creative). :D

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! for sure im just real happy when im writing but lots of other stuff makes me happy too like coming to your blog and for sure mgm posts get me smiling.
i hope you have a happy and fun weekend.
...big hugs from lenny

Susanne Drazic said...

Great quote. I like myself when I'm getting things accomplished. Should probably also say I like myself when I'm sticking to a healthy eating/exercising plan. Have a wonderful day!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Me too! I went through a difficult period a couple of months ago, and I was miserable. I'm glad I'm writing again and moving forward.

Stepping Out of the Page said...

Great post Shannon! Such a wonderful idea. I know someones already said it, but I like myself when I'm productive. :)

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Angela Ackerman said...

I like myself better when I don't procrastinate in tasks I don't want to do and instead tackle them head on and move on. It's funny--there are a lot of little things that don't take much time to do, yet I avoid doing them. It's stupid really, so I feel good when I just get er done!

happy weekend, Shannon! Hope everything is going great with you and your writing!

Heather said...

Being productive definitely helps. On that note, I think I'll get to writing. ;) Thanks for the motivation.

Theresa Milstein said...

I like myself when I write regularly too. It's like exercising. Why do we ever stop when we feel and look so much better?

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