Friday, August 29, 2014

ARE YOU GUILTY OF THE BIGGEST EXCUSE?


I've heard it before and I'll hear it again - I don't have enough time to write.  RUBBISH.  This is the MAIN reason people don't complete a novel.  If you are guilty of muttering this lame excuse, stop it right now and never utter those silly words ever again.  If you have time to watch TV, check Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or watch House of Cards on Netflix, you have time to write.  You just aren't choosing it to write.  Single mothers with full time jobs write novels, lawyers who work fifteen hour days write novels, teenagers who are studying for the SATs write novels.  If they can find time to write, so can you.  It's all about learning how to schedule your time and be DISCIPLINED.  The time excuse is just a delaying tactic - you're terrified your work is awful - it's safer if it stays in your head than actually land on a computer where someone might read it and say, that's awful!  But the cold harsh truth is that your work has to start out bad before it will ever become good.  So turn off House of Cards, disconnect your internet and start writing.  Badly.  Because that will make you feel better than uttering 'I don't have enough time' ever again.  Trust me.

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