After reading a fellow blogger's post yesterday, I was reminded of a very important rule for being a writer. What is that rule you ask? Write! I know that isn't exactly earth shattering. But it hit home because I have a hard time making myself sit down to write if I don't have a lot of time. And I love to write, so it shouldn't be that difficult! But I prefer to have a couple of hours to work on a project. If I only have thirty minutes, I typically find something else that needs done. The problem with that is I have been extremely busy this year. That means I haven't gotten many words down on my current WIP. On previous projects, I've been able to complete a first draft within two months. However, I began REKINDLE this past spring and I haven't even hit the 10K mark.
So basically, I've completely dropped the ball on that very necessary rule. With that being said, I sat down last night and completed a whopping 300 words. That doesn't sound like much, but it sure felt good to see the words on the screen. And it was certainly better than seeing a blank screen!
One final note: take time to stop on over at J. W. Alden's blog where he shares a few good writing rules. It's definitely worth the read.