Home   Fear   REPOST: Writing Fears: Choosing To Write

We all have choices. We can choose to watch t.v. every day and not write. We can choose to hang out with our friends every weekend and not write. We can go to the gym or do other things and avoid writing. We can talk on the phone until the wee hours and not write.

These are the choices that we make. As a writer you have to make the choices that are best for you when it comes to writing. You have to decide what is important and what is not important when it comes to your writing. Then you have to schedule a timeframe so you can write.

I’m trying to do better with my own choices. I have let the outside world take over when it comes to my writing. Because I’m not published I sometimes feel like what’s the use I’ll write when I feel like it. However I can’t get to publication if I continue with this attitude.

I have to put myself on a schedule so I can learn what deadlines are and how to meet them. When I do become a published author there will be times I don’t want to write, but I will have to and I no longer have the excuse of I don’t feel like it to back me up.

The procrastination has to end. I have to write. This year one of my goals was to write twice a week on this blog. I wanted to get into the habit of writing on a schedule.

I also created a calendar for working on my manuscripts and its working for me. I can finally see an end. When I didn’t have a schedule it felt like I was writing in circles.

I do have choices and this time I choose to write.

2015

As I learned more about fear and your mindset, I learned that making excuses is a form of fear.  For years I called watching tv my form of stress release.  However it was also stopping me from working on my dreams.  I spent hours in front of the t.v. instead of writing and doing other important things.

I learned last year that I had to stop making issues and start putting in the work.

Action Plan For YOU!

Create a plan for your writing

Schedule your writing time on your calendar

I set alarms on my phone to remind me, maybe it will work for you.

Make your appointment, don’t let something else get in the way.

Write!  No editing, just write.  You’ll have time later to edit.

Do it all over again.

Before you know it you will have a book.

What are you choosing to do that’s getting in front of your writing?

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