Hello world. Have you missed me? It’s been two weeks, but I’m back. The real reason I haven’t been posting is because I haven’t really been writing or editing much.
To be honest, I had hit a bit of a roadblock. One story needs last minute edits, the second needs fairly large re-writes, and the third needs to be written. I was at a place where I didn’t have the motivation to jump into any project. I just wanted to sit at home and read and watch TV.
But never fear! I’m back. I’ve jumped back in. I’ve written a brand-spanking-new opening scene for my first novel (it involves sneaking out of a second-story window), and I’m psyched to get the other edits finished this week. I’m back, and I’m here to stay.
Because I’m not a dreamer. I’m a WRITER.
Dreamers write a little for fun, but when the going gets tough, they switch to another story, try something different, or simply give up. But Writers – Writers – push through, keep trying, and write til their fingertips are sore. Writers will do the hard thing now because that’s what we do.
I think this whole concept is summed up pretty well in a recent VlogBrothers video:
So this blog post is a promise that I will keep doing the hard thing now because I want Future Me to be a published author. And maybe this post will also be an encouragement for any of you out there who have been waiting around for the opportune moment before you get back into writing. Don’t wait, don’t dream. Write.