Writers Write

    “I learned that you sit down at the same time every day. I learned that you do it even if you’re in a bad mood or if you’re a little sick or you don’t know what you’re doing – especially of you don’t know what you are doing. I learned that you don’t wait for inspiration. That that’s just a crock. That’s just an excuse to not have to take yourslef seriously as an artist.”

    ~ Anne Lamott (from an interview in Writer’s Digest “The Writer’s Guide to Creativity” in answer to the question “What did you learn from your Dad?”

I didn’t even finish the article before I decided that I needed to let go of all my excuses about writing and just sit down and write every day. 1000 words a day.

No excuses.

Then I said to myself, “Starting tomorrow.”

Uh-oh. Nope. Wrong thing to say. No excuses. Right? Right.

So I sat down at my laptop, created a new folder and named it 1000 Words a Day. My first saved document “1000 words a day starts today”…1016 words. Done. I did it.

Writers write.

I’m a writer.

No excuses.

Repeat every day.

Then sit down and write.

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2 Responses to Writers Write
  1. […] added a new commitment, writing 1000 words a day. I wrote about this earlier this week in the post ‘Writers Write’. On the surface this looks like a big commitment, but over the last few days I’ve been playing […]

  2. Barbara Winter
    January 23, 2012 | 10:19 pm

    Bravo! That’s an impressive challenge you’ve given yourself. I’m cheering for you.

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