There is a simple, brutal truth for authors out there: Everything gets in the way of writing. Eating, sleeping, exercising, spending time with family and friends, other jobs, cleaning, there is nothing that doesn't take time away from writing. Even editing takes time away from writing! In the face of this hard truth writers have to decide if the things that they are letting keep them from writing are actually more important than writing or if they are excuses we are using not to write. If your writing isn't progressing as you want it to, maybe you should examine your priorities and determine if they are truly in the order that you want them to be. I'm not saying that friends, family, sleep, and jobs aren't important, I'm just pointing out that there may be a difference between priorities and excuses. Right now my own excuse for not writing is that finishing editing my book is more important. But is it really? Are there really that many "one hit wonder" authors out there? And how do those compare to the super prolific writers? I sometimes need to take my own advice.
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My name is Jen Haeger and I have a degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a Master's in Forensic Science, so I decided to forget all that and write novels. I used to read quite a bit as a youth, but was not introduced to truly spectacular writing until my husband showed me the works of Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and others. We are both enormous dorks and enjoy Science Fiction, Fantasy, Board Games, and RPGs, but also try to get out backpacking every once in a while (much easier to do when we lived in New Zealand). Cheers!