We start off with good intentions but life’s busy distractions claw us from our very best intentions.
But don’t give up. Keep going. If you want to be a writer, you can’t help but write. Failed new years resolutions dont matter. It doesn’t stop you from continuing.
Claw time where you can. Ten minutes at coffee break, fifteen minutes at lunch. Make a plan and stick to it. Be consistent.
I was reading the book Thursday at Eight by Debbie Macomber where one of the characters wanted to read at the juvenile detention centre.
She took the time to think about what she might have to give up in order to commit. What she was giving up was the determiner of taking up the new time guzzler.
It’s a great book, an easy read, for a tricky topic, and left me thinking about the story (don’t you just love books like that?).
Then I discovered this article…
” Never say yes on the spot. If you’re asked to do something and you are feeling the pressure to say yes without thinking step back for a second and don’t commit right away. Tell the person or group asking that you need to think about it, if they can’t wait for you to make a decision then the decision is made for you, easy as that.” – Jenny White, Mumatoga and Mini City on Huffington Post
Finish this sentence:
In order to take on writing, I must give up… I hope writing survives the scrutiny.
Enjoy a fabulous week of words.