Monday, 22 January 2018

Resistance is Futile

The Borg got it right when they told the mere humans and other species that resistance is futile.

Today's post is brought to you courtesy of DIY MFA and the prompt:

Share a story about a time when resistance was your compass.

The background to this prompt is that resistance is the desire to run away from something. It is a primal instinct - the fight or flight - but now we don't really need it that often.

So when we have resistance towards a writing project, it is fear that is holding us back. Fear because that project is high stakes for whatever reason. So we avoid it. Better to avoid something you are frightened of right?

Wrong!

Resistance is futile. It really is! Now, I don't have any amazing story to share. I have always succumbed to my feelings of resistance. But one thing I can tell you is that whatever you are resisting, never goes away. The novel I am working on at the moment? That is the resistance project.

And maybe that is why I am finding it so hard now? The resistance is there. I don't know which way to turn. To write a new draft? To complete revisions first?

If resistance is the compass, then I need to follow that path.

On a side note - whilst I am struggling against resistance again, I am not about to give up. This is what I have always done. When it got to tough, I stopped. But this time, I am reaching out. If I get stuck, I know it's okay to seek help. It is not supposed to be easy. If it was, everyone would do it. It is time to show that I an not the chaff.

Feel free to share your experiences in the comments below. As always, I love hearing from you!

1 comment:

  1. I thought of the Borg right away when I read the subject for this one, too! Good post. You're so right that running away is just delaying the inevitable. @mirymom1 from
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