Yep, this writer is doing all the things that a writer shouldn't. My fine friends at Mad City Romance will scold me because I was JUST THERE for a great talk on bad habits we writers get into that keeps us from writing.
Well, of COURSE I have to spend some time each day updating my multiple blogs (both of them) making sure my Myspace is pretty, and FACEBOOK...well, that's just a vital activity every day.
Yeah...not so much.
One of the things we did at the last meeting (and if you are anywhere NEAR Madison on the 17th of October, you should check out this group at the Middleton Library. They are an aweseom bunch!) was to take three small stones and write one word on each of them. Those words were things that we allow to get in our way that keeps us from writing. I put down TV, kids, and work. What I should have put down was TV, Facebook, and FACEBOOK!
It's a matter of focus and I don't have much at the moment. I should, I have a lot going on, but I don't. So, under the guise of "marketing" my book "dream in Color," (Which comes out 4-23-2010) I spent an hour today tyring to get a count down counter to work on this blog.
Yeah, it's time to get a bit more serious.
Writers fight this all the time. We let everything get in the way of actually writing. Most of us don't write full time, and even many who do have other obligations that just get in the way. Think of the hours of great creativity lost to things like carpool and ebay!
It's human nature. Unless something is a MUST DO, we push it aside. My friend Elliott is a BRILLIANT writer, but he doesn't focus much on his talent, he's got a job and family. My friend Linda has an amazing book that's done and one she's working on...but she's a mom and has a ton of stuff going on in her life. I could go on and on.
So we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, resolve to do better tomorrow and keep the flame of hope alive for that novel that's sitting in our flash drives.
Meanwhile...I wonder what's going on over on Facebook????