Do you ever have those days at work where you feel as though you’re in a sequel to Groundhog Day because today seems alarmingly like yesterday? The only thing different about today is that I didn’t get a ticket on the way work. It’s still cold. We still had phone issues that I had to deal with for a good portion of the day. The computer issue I was working on for a salesman is ongoing. I’ll end my list there because it just makes me question my life choices. One thing that it does make me question is whether my life would be different right now if I hadn’t put Rapture on the backburner for all those years. I’m not talking about becoming a female Stephen King or James Patterson, making millions upon millions of dollars. I’m talking about whether I’d be published or would I have an agent. Traditional publishing or epublishing? Would I have made some money from the book? Would I be working on my second or third book by now? Maybe I would have been able to afford to add on some space to my Magical Writing Haven. Those are just a few of the things that I wonder about now that I’m fully committed to finishing my book. And they are also things that you should think about if you are putting off starting or finishing your writing project. There is absolutely no reason that you can’t write. There are things that might limit your time but there are so many ways around them…writing at lunch, getting up earlier or going to bed later, using your phone or a voice recorder during your commute, etc… Start with five minutes a day and work up from there. Be innovative. Just make the time. Don’t do like I did and just give up on your project. I will never do that again and I advise you to not do it either. You know how badly you want this, so go for it. And do it now!
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We all do the best that we can do. In Margaret Atwood’s class she talks about the reality of being a writer. Be easy on yourself.