Will they be able to continue their love story?
- ABS-CBN Publishing | 22 August 2019
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Just write. No buts or ifs. JUST WRITE.
Well, that’s it. I already gave you the easiest tip you could apply to yourself kung isa kang manunulat (baguhan man o hindi), at isang malaking kalbaryo sa ‘yo ngayon ang magsulat araw-araw. Wow! I hope it is just that easy, right? But in reality... it’s not. Writing is like walking on fire with your bare foot while eating your favorite ice cream.
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You can’t decide if you’re having a lot of fun or you just love to punish yourself. In other words – Masokista!
Remember this famous quote? No stars are born, they are made.
Same as writers... Hindi isang araw ay nagising si Binibining Mia (Author of I Love You Since 1896) o si Lloyd Cadena (Author of EX-Rated) na best-selling na ang mga libro nila. Of course, not. Walang magic sa publishing world. We can assume na nakailang drafts din sila bago nag-send ng final manuscript, ilang gabi ang pinaglamayan nila just to beat the deadline, at napakaraming “ayoko na” ang nasabi nila bago nila nakuha ang title na “Best-selling Author”. And it would never happen kung huminto sila sa pagsusulat.
But before we discuss how to keep on writing, let’s seek first the common reasons kung bakit ba talaga humihinto sa pagsusulat ang mga writers / authors:
With that said, now we can think of some ways how we will keep on writing every day. Let’s start!
#1 ALWAYS ASK YOURSELF “WHY???”.
Before you start writing, always remind yourself why you are doing this in the first place. This will fuel up your motivation and not just give up. Think of yourself as the protagonist of a story, kailangang may goal para manalo sa dulo. Whether it is to be the best-selling author, to have a full-time career, or to change the world through writing, never forget the reason WHY you need to spend hours/days spilling some blood while typing and doubting yourself too at the same time.
(MORE TIP: Write your goal in a piece of paper at saka ipaskil sa working space mo to constantly remind you of it. Yung kitang-kita dapat!)
#2 THE SACRED SPACE.
They say that as a writer, you should be able to write in any place and at any time. Yes, that's true, but if you’re planning to hone your skills by writing every day, you need to have your own working space for that, wherein apart from writing, you can cry, laugh, yell, or even pray to plead for creativity na alam mong walang iistorbo sa ‘yo na kahit sino. In this space, ikaw ang hari o reyna!
(MORE TIP: Make sure na may space ka to do stretching o kahit ilang hakbang lang. Plus points kung may nakikita kang green leafy plant near you to relax your eyes. Mas okay kung may bintana to breathe some fresh air and see kung may araw pa o wala na. You don’t want to feel like a prisoner habang nagta-type, right?)
#3 DISCONNECT. I REPEAT…D I S C O N N E C T !
From where? SNS o Social Networking Sites. Let’s admit it, before we do things, kailangang i-check mo muna kung may bagong post si crush, baka may nag-like ng post ko, or gusto mo lang mag-scroll ng news feed mo for another five minutes na nagiging five hours in reality. Hanggang sa magugulat ka na lang na ang tagal tagal mo nang nagso-scroll sa news feed mo dahil wala ka ng nagawang bagong chapter. That’s why, if you’re serious about your goal, start disconnecting yourself on your SNS even before you go to your sacred space to work. Leave your gadgets sa kapamilya mo o sa kuwartong malayo sa working space mo. And what about your laptop? Easy! DISCONNECT YOUR LAPTOP FROM WI-FI! Treat your story as your ka-date. Give your FULL attention!
(MORE TIP: Ask your family members to change the Wi-Fi password once you’re inside your sacred space para kahit ma-tempt ka, disconnected ka pa rin. Focus nga, eh!)
#4 CREATE A HABIT…THEN A LIFESTYLE.
According to James Clear research, it takes 66 days to build a habit. Kung may susundin kang routine sa loob ng 66 days, it will be hard for you to let go of it pagdating ng panahon. And ladies and gentlemen, that’s what we want right now – to keep on writing hanggang sa maging part na siya ng iyong lifestyle!
So how to create a habit of writing?
Now, are you ready to take on that ‘writing habit’ challenge for sixty-six days?
It’s a wrap!
Of course, everything we plan in life seems easier said than done. But, hey! You need to start at something today. Pwedeng ito na ang sign na hinihintay mo para ma-save mo na ang SUPERDUPERFINALNATOPROMISMANUSCRIPT2020. docx mo.
Pero ang pinakaimportante sa lahat…kailangang mahalin mo ang pagsusulat.
They said…. Love conquers all? Ganoon din sa larangang ito. Kahit gaano kahirap, marami mang humarang, at kahit parang imposibleng makamtan – YOU WILL STILL KEEP ON WRITING!
And to help you write every day, we are so excited to invite you to write here in NoInk. From stories, poems, articles, name it! Pwede ‘yan lahat dito! At malay mo, istorya mo na ang hinahanap ng ABS-CBN Books. Naks!
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