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    Outside influences improving your work ethic.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Scared_to_bleat, Jan 9, 2013.

    Okay, so I would dare to venture that a number of you aren't aware of me at this moment in time, I was active for a short time just after I joined the forums and then got swept up by college and the new job I had just started causing me to stop posting for a while. Now however I am back and determined to become active in this community and in aid of that I have come up with this thread.

    The question: Has an outside force ever passively influenced you positively in terms of your work ethic towards writing? I noticed that after I started my new job in a local nightclub/restaurant that I have become much more motivated, a good deal less lethargic and a greater deal less lazy. So please share your experiences so that we may all expand our minds on the topic.
     
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    having a shitty job makes me much more creative - it keeps my mind active and gives me the will to succeed and get the hell out!
     
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    Yes, having friends that know I'm a writer and always encouraging has boosted my morale a ton. The reverse is true and unfortunately I experienced that at one point in my life.
     
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    For some reason, I'm always strongly motivated to do something different from what I'm supposed to be doing. When I was in university, with all my time taken up by engineering courses, lab work, and studying for exams, I spent far too much time writing music. I hated doing my schoolwork, so I did something that felt more creative.

    When I got a job, I'd get to the office early every day and spend the first hours - before anyone else showed up - working on my novel. Forget work; writing was more important.

    Now I have a ton of time to write, and I find it much harder to get motivated. Nothing else is breathing down my neck. There's nothing important that I feel like I have to avoid in order to write. So my production has dropped. This has been a problem for me since I started.
     
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    For me it's walking in the hills. Especially if i have lot's of ideas and no idea how to frame them. I don't take a notepad though because I find that just doesn't work for me in that situation. Though I do have one with me most of the time for jotting down ideas. Only when I'm trying to work out how to frame those ideas it is best I have no way of taking notes and a damm good view.
     
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    I can't force myself to concentrate wholly on a single thing, so work eliminates that problem for me. My work environment is chaotic and I can't sit still for a single minute so my brain is in overdrive eight hours a day. It's exhausting, sure, but worth it.
     

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