Take (the Writing) Life Easy but Take It

Laptop

In my dreams this is what my work station looks like. The reality is that I got this picture free from Unsplash.  It appeals to me.

The point is that the easier we can make our writing life, the easier it will be to get to the actual writing. Have a dedicated and non-distracting place to write.

Harlan Coben goes to a coffee shop to write because he is not distracted there by family and other interruptions.  For me, I have to avoid the internet. It is too tempting to check my email all the time.

Or head to Facebook.

And quit making excuses. Just do it. Sit down and make notes. Come up with an idea and scribble it out. Write it, type it, record it. Know that you’re not going to get it perfect the first time. Get the bones down and take it from there.

The hard part of writing is supposed to be the rewriting. If you don’t like the idea of rewriting, ask yourself if you really want to be a writer.

Or do you just want to have written something?

It’s a hard question but one that you need to think about seriously. Do you want to write or check Facebook? Do you want to write or have a third cup of coffee and dream about someday finishing a novel?

Recommended Reading: The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience

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