Write it now!

Knowing is not enough; we must act. Willing is not enough; we must do. …Goethe

I’m going to suppose that one of the reasons you are writing or want to write is to make a difference in the world.  Oh, you might say that you want to entertain, but that’s making a difference. You might say that you might need to get whatever you’re writing about out of you. Well. that’s making a difference. And you might say that the world needs to know what you know. That’s certainly making a difference.

Whatever the reason to write, you will find many others to keep from writing. What are the excuses you use for not writing?

Some common ones:

I work full time and can’t imagine coming home and writing for have an hour or two.

I have a great idea, but I need to do more research on it before I write it.

I can’t decide which topic to tackle first.

I write 4 blogs and don’t have time to write my book.


I could list many reasons writers use to put off writing the book they claim is the most important thing in their life.  None of the excuses hold water. Really, if you have something to say through your writing, say it.  Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate… Just get going and put it down on paper.  Once you have caught the essence of it on paper, you won’t be able to resist messing with it, revising it, rewriting it, etc., until it’s formed into something you can be proud of.

Just start.

About loubelcher

I'm a freelance artist and writer. I enjoy anything whimsical and my art and writing generally concentrate on the lighter side of life.
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