Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6

Oh, my, I have become cranky these days. lol. There were four chats available at SHU-one of the chats was on writing fast so I popped over. It was full of people complaining about finding time to write, getting writing done at all, the teacher gave a perfect example of how to increase your writing day by day-and they complained. "Yes, but what if I can't?" "What if I don't find the time..." yadda, yadda. I actually became impatient and checked out of the chat. Writing is hard work. It's a tough business. Yes, we all procrastinate and sometimes hit walls of indifference-but my cranky brain said-you either write or you don't. It's too hard to make it if you do write. If you can't even motivate yourself to write a page a day-then get out. Stop whining. The only way to be a writer is to write and even then there is never any guarantee you'll be published and even published there is not guarantee you'll sell through. If you can't get started then move on to something you want to do. There is no sense in wasting your time and the time of those who are in the business.
Huh- cranky rant done. LOL. I do think that sometimes we as writers are too nice. There is only so much help you can give a person. After that-they have to actually do the work.
Do you agree? Have a great weekend. Cheers~


  1. AGREE! I understand it's hard... but if people just sat down and wrote, say, 500 words a day... it would add up and then they'd have a novel!

  2. It does add up, Talli, right? LOL For the MFA we have 30 days to write 20 pages. That is less than a page a day and a page averages out to 250 words. Really. Sometimes people are so funny. :D

    Thanks and Cheers~

  3. I agree! IF it's something you really want to do, you will MAKE the time to do it! That's like a guitar player who wants to be a great musician but doesn't want to practice.

  4. Hi L. Diane,
    You are so right. Talent only gets you so far. Sitting down and doing the work-over and over- gets you farther.