In an effort to make myself write more I listed my writing excuses and then tried to debunk them. I have this list posted everywhere and I think it has helped.
If you are having trouble being consistent with your writing maybe you should make your own list.
It may not be the actual writing that you struggle with, it may be just starting the engine. You won't go anywhere if you don't have the keys, if there's no gas in the car, if you're too scared to get behind the wheel.
Plan your trip accordingly and make…
But I do know that I have had this yearning to write ever since I was a child.
It does not go away.
It’s like a craving that I have.
I can feel that I need something, I have to have it.
I quit smoking ten years ago, so I…
My husband wants to fight with me.
He starts an argument and it lasts for hours into the night.
I get four hours of sleep and then wake up at six in the morning to write.
He wakes up and tries to start a fight again.
I’m mentally exhausted.
I daydream instead of writing. It gets me in trouble, I don’t get a lot of writing done, but I do have a vivid imagination.
I could daydream all day. The problem is I lack focus. Does that make me just a daydreamer or a writer?
Do you ever get that feeling that you just can’t anymore? No more thinking. You are done for the day!
But you have that lengthy article to write and you haven’t even started on your daily word count for your novel so you can’t stop now.
What are you to…
I’m a fraud. I’m no good at this writing thing. I’ll never be that writer.
It’s so easy to think, why should I even bother writing, there are so many better writers than me, why should I put myself out there.
Why should I embarrass myself? Why should I even…
I got it. Right now. I’ve got writer’s block.
Even though I don’t believe in it. Because I really do have a lot to say. I’m just extremely tired, I want to take a nap, I don’t want to write right now.
But that’s not writer’s block. So I’m forcing…
I used to open a Word doc on my laptop and write. That's the old 1998 way of doing it. Wait, wait, wait, I forgot another step, I would turn my laptop on, wait five or ten minutes for it to boot up, then open Word and type. Usually, I…