“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” – Winston Churchill
If I could go back and scream one thing at my past self it would be to shut up and write. When I was learning the basics of writing I would spend way too much time on this blog talking about my latest breakthrough. What I should have been doing is writing and writing some more. Why didn’t anyone tell me that?
That’s my advice to anyone listening. Stop talking about writing and just do it. Talk about your latest project afterward. Talk about how you just signed a contract to publish a short story or a book afterward. You could be the best undiscovered writer in the world and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t produced anything.
Don’t make the mistakes I used to make. Don’t be the person who shouts about every little breakthrough in their personal writing process. The hard truth is it only matters to you. Eventually you’ll look back and see you spent more time talking about writing instead of actually writing. You’ll be left with a bunch of dusty blog posts and nothing to submit.
Do yourself a favor and get behind your computer and write. Everyday. For an hour, or two, or three, or however you create. Just do it. Pretty soon you’ll have multiple finished projects. You’ll be well on your way to calling yourself an author. I know you can do it. Deep down you do too, or you wouldn’t be trying. We want to celebrate your successes with you. In order for that to happen you have to finish, and submit, stories first.
Well, what are you waiting for? There are plenty of readers waiting for something awesome to read, myself included. Don’t keep us waiting!
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn