Just Get Started With Amazon Kindle PublishingNike had it right. In the late - 80's and through the 90's they had an iconic advertising slogan, which was "Just Do It".
And how does that apply to writing?
Too often we like to think about writing. Without actually writing.
We daydream about the story lines, characters, the action.
We imagine the way it will be received, and let's be honest, sell.
But we don't write a word.
Some of the reasons we think about what holds us back are things like "if only I had more time". Or "once I get X, then I'll be able to write."
The truth is, there are plenty of hours in the day.
Stephen King spoke about how he'd find time in his day, before heading to work, during his lunch hour, and after his work day, to write, edit and eventually publish.
The novel he was working on?
If you were to follow the logical conclusion of their ad slogan, you'd be writing in ebook formats and using Amazon Kindle Publishing every day.
We're All Busy, Find A Way To Do What MattersLook, real life will intrude as it wants. Doesn't matter who you are, or where you are in your life.
If that's what is getting in your way, they are, in the end, simple excuses for not writing.
It's the fear. Fear of failing, of the anonymity that the process of writing requires.
The solitude of sitting behind a monitor, or a tablet.
They are, again, just excuses.
You Know What Your Passion Is, You Just Need To Believe In It
Currently I'm reading The Art Of Work by Jeff Goins.
It's an incredible resource about why, and how, we should try to live the life we are meant to as writers, creators, people.
If you'd like to get a copy, check out my affiliate link or go to Amazon directly.