The Art of Procrastination...

So I’ve always wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. Ever since the 4th grade in Mr. Eckhardt’s class and I wrote my first A book report. And I even have some short stories published on a website.

But I can’t seem to get into the groove of actually completing a novel from beginning to end. I have so many stories that I have started that I should have several novels under my belt.

I actually have one story that is done. Unfortunately it is all in my head. The characters are real to me and they want to come out and be, but I have yet to put pen to paper or fingers to keys to completely finish this novel. (I even have the dang title!!)

At 37 I am not getting any younger, though my age has nothing to really do with it. I think what it is for me being my age; I wish that I was already an established writer. I still want to make a living at it, but procrastination is my middle name.

Maybe I love to read too much? I am an avid reader. I can read anywhere from 3-6 books a week. Yeah, I really can read that much. See now that is dedication.

But writing in my own voice would be a welcome relief. I just come up with excuses that apparently are working. I have no discipline. Maybe I need to go to a writer’s boot camp for the writer challenged.

Now that sounds like fun. Maybe the program could be about writer drills, sit at your desk for one hour writing non-stop, and exercise your imagination 101. I’d probably go. Or probably not because knowing me I’d procrastinate to sign up. Oh well.

So here is my question for all: For those who have actually accomplished their dream and finished your novel from beginning to end (published or not) what were your work ethics? What made you finally just stop and write? Inquiring minds want to know!

Zesty Nachos outro!

P.S. How many clichés can you find in this post? No prizes accept bragging rights.



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