It’s that time of the year again. School is in session. As much as I bragged at the end of the last school year that I wasn’t going to let my teenager being home for the summer interfere with my word count, it did. Not as bad as the summers in the past, but the word count took a summer time dive, nevertheless.
The . . . Schools out for the summer excuse!
Now that school has started it can even become a little more challenging for some. We may have more time during the day, but once that afternoon bell rings, the hats go on. The team Mom hat, the volunteer at school hat, the bring snack to the game hat. We carry. We cook. We assist with homework. Sound familiar?
The . . . Busy Mom excuse!
I haven’t been feeling well lately. I’ve been running back and forth to the doctors. Nothing serious, just time consuming. I haven’t seen my computer in days. I just feel blah and the last thing I feel like doing is writing.
The . . . I’m sick excuse!
I was shopping the other day and Christmas decorations were everywhere. Really! I love Christmas. It’s my favorite time of the year, but August is a little too early to see Santa. However, let’s face it, in less than three months we will be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t know about you, but from Thanksgiving until we ring in the New Year life around the Waters household becomes pretty crazy.
The . . . It’s the Holidays excuse!
I guess you’ve caught on to the moral of my story. It’s easy to make up excuses about why we aren’t getting our writing done. Why our word counts have suffered, or we haven’t been in-the-mood to write. But we are writers. It’s what we do. We’ve got to stop making excuses and do it.
My family is my life, but writing is who I am. It’s me. It’s what makes me happy. It’s what drives me crazy. It’s what I love to do. Yet I let all the excuses of life get in the way. If you’ve found yourself in the same boat lately, I challenge you today—get busy. Set goals. We all know that when we’re not writing, we’re not complete. It’s who we are.
So let’s put on our Writer hats.
No more excuses!
So what keeps you from meeting your writing goals? Let’s talk about it.
Remember to Dream Big!