A very true statement, particularly if you are not making writing a priority. I know this because fall is my favorite time of year. There's football and cider and corn mazes and perfect weather; so many distractions! It's really easy to tell myself that once winter hits, I'll have so much more time to write. But then come the holidays and that's not really a good time and then after the holidays is that vacation to a warmer climate, and then the spring is just such a busy time of year, and then summer everyone wants to get together, and then we're right back to fall.
Remember: "If you aren't writing, then you aren't a writer."
And, squeezing in a few paragraphs during half-time doesn't count! This just confirms to your brain that writing is an unimportant activity. When it comes to being a writer it is all show, don't tell. Show your brain and yourself that you are a writer by sitting down for at least a solid hour and writing! You'll be glad you did, even if you miss the second quarter.
If you found today's advice helpful, then you should have been at Monday's Emerging Writers Workshop, "Living a Writer's Life" at the Westgate Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. Authors Alex Kourvo and Bethany Neal had lots more great advice!
Monday, September 25th: Writer's Open House
Monday, October 2nd: Writing and Publishing Children's Nonfiction
I Write, I Edit, I Write Again. Witness!
We're Making Better Words, All of Them, Better Words.
I Write to Burn Off the Crazy.
A Good Day Writing is a Day Writing.
It Puts the Words on the Page or it Gets the Hose Again.
Just keep writing...just keep writing...writing, writing, writing!