I have been a complainer lately to my writer friends. I have been childish, lost, and above all, lazy. When you are lazy and a writer, those are the two worst things you can be. The novels will not just sprout up out of the ground like spring tulips, right?
If there is a magic formula to this writing conundrum, please someone tell me. Otherwise, I will be resigned to believe you just have to do it, which is not what I want to hear.
Therefore I write this blog post to declare that I will write 500 words a day for the next week. I will check in here. I will tell you if I am successful. Whether the writing is good or bad is not the point. The point is I am out of writing shape and I need a pep talk. I need to start working out those horribly flabby writing muscles.
I have a billion excuses just like you. I have a child that does not sleep. I have a demanding job. On top of these, I want to be a great husband, father, friend, and employee. We are also buying a house (WOOHOO!)
There are times one needs to find refuge under the mother duck’s wing. There are also times that one needs to strike out into the storm of life and march forward no matter what the cost.
My first instinct is that I don’t want to be accountable. I don’t want to be more exhausted than I already am. I want to eat pizza and beach myself on the couch to watch another Detroit Red Wings game. But I just can’t anymore.
So here’s to a weekly challenge of 500 words on my new novel. Here’s to a fresh start and bucking up. Here’s to a swift kick to my rear end and the public acknowledgement of commitment to writing.
If you want to write and just can’t, join me for 3500 words in 7 days, beginning today.