Friday, September 26, 2008

General Update on Things

So. I haven't been writing as much as I'd like of late. Basically because I am easily distracted and prone to procrastination. Trust me, it's not because I've been too busy doing housework. *sigh* I have been reading, though, so that's something. I guess.

As of yesterday's 5 pages, I'm back to writing, feeling motivated and encouraged to push forward. What caused the change? I did. I made myself sit down and write. I spoke to myself in a stern voice (in my head, not out loud) and just made myself do it. The time for slacking had passed. My WIP is a great book. It deserves to be written, the story told, the characters grown. What was I waiting for? Someone else to come along and write it? Writing is my job, I need to act that way.

After all, books don't write themselves, do they? And all books, good, bad, ugly, are written the same one. One word at a time. There is no magic formula, there is only writing. Day after day, until the work is done.

That is all. Stop slacking. Go write. If I can do it, there is great hope for everyone.


  1. It's so true. Sometimes we just need someone to push us in a chair.
    (And tie us there):)
    I'm off to write right now.

  2. I know your pain. Go write. Procrastination is a disease that can only be cured by a change of habit. I have the same disease and it a tough one to break and so easy to get into. I know you can do it you're way to good a writer. Break free. Think of all the fame and glory and sparkly things to buy with your earnings!

  3. I'm hoping to get back in the groove myself. maybe today will be the day.

  4. That poster kills me. Personally, I figure I'll just procrastinate later. ;o)

    I'm glad you got stern with yourself and got back to work. Sometimes that's the only way to get your butt in the chair. I tell myself "Get up and work" to which I reply in a whiney voice "But I don't wanna", and so it goes until one or the other of me gives in. I think the war is running 50/50 there.

  5. I rather liked the image of you pointing a finger and speaking to yourself *OUT LOUD* in a stern voice. My image was shattered when you said in your head...