Monday, May 10, 2010

Today, I vow...

Monday seems to be the perfect day to renew the promises we make to ourselves when it comes to our writing. I know it works for me. Lately, despite all the fabulous advice I've gotten from conferences and author signings, I find myself letting physical barriers prevent me from reaching my set writing goals. Like my laptop--I can't use it like a laptop anymore. The power cord (second one) is failing, so it has to be on a flat surface in order to work--with the cord wrapped tightly underneath to maintain a taut connection. It's also having serious software issues, and I know I'm going to have to scrape together some money to get it fixed soon.

But I had a solution to that problem. I can either move the laptop to the desk or simply use the desktop. Have I done it? No. Why? Well, my shoulder has been acting up and causing me a great deal of pain. Sitting at the desk will only make it worse.

See what I mean? On the surface, they seem like legitimate reasons. But in reality all you're looking at are excuses. My mind is about to burst with all my characters have been throwing at me. But I haven't put it down.

The truth is none of us is ever going to find that perfect groove; the moment in the day where we're free to write without distraction in that ideal spot in our world. It doesn't happen. Those moments don't fall into our laps. We have to make them happen. And sometimes, we have to fight for them.

So, what goals are you putting off? Let's all work to make them happen.


Christine Thackeray said...

Me, too. This week I want to be productive! Thanks for the boost.

Rebecca Talley said...

I need to work on an eBook, prewriting for my next novel, and blogging. thanks for the boost!