I read lots from authors about what you need to do if you want to be a writer and what do I hear over and over and over and over and over:
You need to plan your butt in the chair and WRITE!
That's what I didn't do. Every time I don't write a million excuses try to back myself up, but I think it's time to say it and say it every time: There are no excuses for not writing.
If I had time to:
- Be on Facebook
- Be on Twitter
- Watch TV
- Shop on BN.com
- Plan out my "perfect" writing room
Then I had time to write. Especially in the place of watching tv or bumming around the Internet!!!! I mean really I'll be sitting there staring at the tv, and I'll be thinking that I should be writing, but I don't plant my butt in the chair and get going. Am I lazy? I don't think so, I'm just avoiding. Blogging this is partially to help me not avoid! I'm hoping that it will help me work through some of my avoidance issues :)
As for spending time planning out that perfect writing room - just another excuse to not be writing - but I do have lots of ideas for one :)!
So this week's goals
- No excuses!
- Tuesday writing 9-11.
- Sign up for: Children's and Young Adults Literature Conference at The Loft (gulp!)
So question: what excuse do you use when you don't write (ie - what excuse do you need to get rid of!)?