I have a great idea for a story but I am feeling stumped about where to begin. I need to take my own advice and just write. Actually, I have started writing but it is work. Sometimes it just flows and writes itself. Then I wonder if I have just run out of ideas. I should take my own advice, and the advice of others much wiser and more experienced than me and check out some writer’s prompts. But I already have an idea of what I want to write about. Maybe I need to write about something else. I have several short stories, begging me to compile them into a book, but I just haven’t had the motivation. Writing is not just about creating and writing. Unfortunately, there is all the stuff that goes along with it. Formatting, editing, covers, agents, or not, if you want to self-publish. Reading advice from a successful writer who has a traditional publisher, who has decided to self-publish, because he already has a following, sometimes traditional editors want to edit your writing to death. Not only that, but you don’t get the royalties you get with publishing yourself. The upside of that, of course, is the advertising and marketing that traditional publishers do. They want to make money off of you too. I just need to remember why I write. Most of the time, I write because I love to write. It is the same with art, painting, sculpting, or whatever you do to create, do it because you love it and because it is who you are. 20191108_1909230