Tuesday, May 7, 2013

one word at a time

I don't know about you, but this time of year starts getting very busy for me. We all have those times when it would just be easier to let our writing slide. Maybe we let one or more deadlines slide. Maybe we skip a critique group meeting or two. Of course, we have good reasons--at least that's what we tell ourselves.
I'm here to tell you: don't do it. Slacking off can be a slippery slope. One missed deadline can lead to two. One missed critique group meeting can lead to two, can lead to three, etc. I have a lot of 'writer' friends who don't write much anymore, because they fell down this slope.

It is precisely when it's inconvenient to write that one needs to write. This is your passion, after all, isn't it?
As long as you put one word at a time down on the screen or paper followed by the next word, and so on, you'll be okay. Keep on going!

Good luck!

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