Thursday, September 10, 2009

Be a Writer

Hello again!

It has been quite some time since I've posted a thing here. The usual excuses apply...crazy summer schedule with kid activities, vacations, an ever more chaotic household with three kids home all summer, etc. However, my kids are now in their fourth week back to school, and I'm still procrastinating! As I've been working my way back into the swing of things, I had piles of this and that to accomplish--status checks on submissions, writing books to read, magazine market research, follow up on my PB, research new article ideas gained over the course of the summer. You get the idea...tons of "stuff." But do you see the word "write" anywhere on that to do list? Me neither! So, as I was procrastinating just a little more, I came across this piece of inspiration in Walking on Alligators.

"Today, I won't think about what it's like to 'be a writer.' I will think about what it's like to be writing. And I will write."

As I've said before--and apparently have great trouble implementing--I must just write before anything else. The rest will come later.

Unfortunately, I now have to go pick my kids up from school, so tomorrow it will be!