Friday of a four day weekend

Here in the States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and then the official beginning of the Christmas season on Friday. I’m SO happy it’s a long weekend. I really need some time to recharge and get my brain back in order. 😉 And, oh yeah, I’m nearly done Christmas shopping.

Here’s today’s wisdom: The hardest part of writing is beginning.

I find that I can distract myself with all sorts of tasks when I’m sitting down to write to avoid writing. But the last few nights I’ve been successful. I wrote 2032 words Sunday night. Then 1300 Monday night. Then 1692 Tuesday night. I’m on a roll. It feels good. I hope I can keep up the momentum.

So when you doubt yourself, and you want to throw in the towel, remember that all you have to do is BEGIN. Even if your beginning is in the middle or the end. Even I have to remind myself that every now and again.

The words I’ve been writing really stink up the page but at least I know I can go back and edit and make them beautiful words. That’s the goal anyway. I would so love to have the revised book done by April 1.

But the point is – I’m making myself do it every night. And it’s working! What’s that saying? It takes 14 days to form a habit? Only 11 more days to go… 😉

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.