I have been trying for the last hour to get to the point where I could write my blog post this morning before work! It seems whenever I want to get something done, a computer update or other distraction interferes. This morning it was an update to Windows 8.1 and a cat that decided to lay on my lap with my laptop! Now I have about 13 minutes to write this post.
For most struggling writers, I will venture a guess and say that we want to be writing full-time. That is the end game, at least for me. We feel stifled if we are not writing. After spending too much time with other projects, I have decided that my new year’s resolution will be to learn to say no. No to new projects. No to anything that does not help further my goal to be a full-time writer.
I feel that I have made a big step toward that end when my article was published this year in KAUAI TRAVELER magazine (http://www.travelerdigital.com/kauai/fall2013_main?pg=49&search_term=Andrea#pg49). I don’t want to be a “one-hit wonder” and leave that one article as my foray into published works. I am spurred on to continue that path. So, these side projects that I do just prevent me from writing. NO MORE! Sorry. But I have to focus on the writing and move forward.
Time to go. Day job is calling. Gee, I hope this update finishes before I have to leave!