No More Excuses
At the start of 2019, my daily goal was 250 words. (If I set it at much more than that, I stress. 250 is unintimidating and typically easy to hit.) I was doing well. Then the Sowing Revision happened. Every ounce of focus went to that – and I ceased recording my word count.
It’s been so long since I actually wrote – not revised – that I feel I’ve forgotten how. You know that feeling? I have a wonderful, rather detailed outline sitting on my computer for Illusion, and yet…I don’t write. I have scenes in my head that I’m so incredibly excited about, and yet…I don’t write.
What do I do instead? I procrastinate. I waste time scrolling on Facebook and getting annoyed at politics. I talk about my stories, but I don’t write in them.
Today, I got a scene idea for Razing (Book Three). This spurred a realization.
It’s high time. To buckle down. To stop wasting time. To use my writing time to WRITE instead of talking about writing.
Thus, until I have a complete draft of Illusion (and possibly even Reflection), I won’t be sharing scenes with anyone. As much as I love sharing, as much many of you love reading it, it’s pulling too much time away from writing.
No more distractions. No more excuses.
If you see me on Facebook and think of it, ask me if I’ve written. If I haven’t, tell me to get my butt offline and do it.
Thank you all for your support. <3