OK, I’m going to admit this right here and now…I have very little discipline when it comes to writing. In real life, I am pretty disciplined when it comes to taking care of my home, kids, etc. But when it comes to writing, not so much. Why? I have no idea. It takes a back seat to just about everything, including grocery shopping, new episodes of Doctor Who and looking for nail polish at Walgreen’s. What the heck?
Perhaps I need a therapist to help me figure this out, someone to sit back with a pencil in his hand, pad poised and ready, saying something like, “Tell me how that makes you feel.” ….Nah, on second thought that would just annoy me. I know how it makes me feel-like crap. Because I should be writing and I’m not. But those of you out there reading this right now are going to tell me exactly what to do, aren’t you? Sit down and do it…that’s all there is to it. If I had a deadline, paycheck, etc. it might be more of an incentive, but since there are none of those things looming just over the horizon, I tend to procrastinate. Human nature? Perhaps, but I’m sitting here writing this and opening up a vein for you guys…that’s a start. Now I’ve got some writing to do!
What do you do to keep motivated? What do you do to keep your butt in the chair? I really want to know!