"I can't find the time to write" is my usual excuse when a day has passed and I have ignored my own writing. I tell myself that it is ok because between looking after the kids, trying to keep some semblance of order in the housework, proofreading, and features for the blog, and actually seeing my other half, how would I find the time to sit down and concentrate on my characters? I casually ignore the fact that I had time for Facebook and Twitter, that I cleaned out the junk drawer that just had to be done today, and that I sat in front of Netflix the other night, to watch a romantic comedy that wasn't that great, and would still be there next week. But no more. No more making excuses!
If I am honest with myself the main reason I procrastinate is fear. Fear that the words will not flow as easily as they had the day before. Fear that I will never pull my manuscript into shape. And also fear that I will - I know it might not make sense, but I am afraid of the day that it is finished. For then I have to release it into the world for possible (and probable) rejection and criticism. Which is ridiculous when the rational part of me knows that it goes hand in hand with the publishing world. Even J.K. Rowling got rejected!
The time has come to face my fear and do it anyway (I think that is how that mantra goes!). Every day I will make some time to write what I love. It doesn't matter how much time I dedicate each day because life happens, and with the holidays I want to spend as much time with my children as possible, but every word counts. Every word is a small step closer to achieving my dream.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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