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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Step to Being a Writer: WRITE

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.


  1. Thanks so much for passing my link along, Charity. Glad I could be of service!

    As I said in my reply to your comment over on my blog, it's always easy to give in to self-defeatism when you look at the clock and realize you've already lost most of the day or look at your schedule and see how many directions you'll be pulled in the time to come. But something is always better than nothing. Writers write!

  2. Being pulled in a hundred directions is my theme song... I completely feel ya, sister! I'm glad you're proud of your 300 words. You're right; they're 300 words that you didn't have before!

    Keep on truckin'

  3. You are very welcome, J.W.

    randi, thanks for the comment. It's certainly slow going right now but at least it's going. :)

  4. It's so simple. Write. Yet it can be so difficult too. And 300 words is good in one day, I think. Good post, I enjoyed. Keep writing!


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