Why is it that the best advice is the hardest for me to follow?
I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the advice to write every day. Dozens of authors say it. Dozens of articles about writing say it. But I can’t seem to do it.
I set my sights lower–five days a week. Yet somehow I only work on my novel, say, one day a week. If I were to just take the dang advice, my novel would be finished.
I have post-vacation stress disorder. I know that as soon as I open up my manuscript that it’s going to take me 15 minutes just to figure out where I was going in my current scene and chapter. Why? Because that happens to me every time I take a break from writing. Which is often.
I need to get to it. Just do it, as Nike would say. But one more time…
Ok, I’m ready now. Off I go.
Ah. I feel better all ready. Maybe you readers need a therapeutic comment to pump yourself up. Go ahead, don’t be shy–post a comment to give yourself a little boost. Slump a little and then recommit. Yay for you!