Sunday, June 21, 2009

Don't leave the week unwritten...

I've been seeing emails today from 50/30 participants to say they've written zero words this week. Life has got in the way, people have been sick.

These are all valid excuses not to write. If you so choose. Because it is still a choice.

I am challenging each and every one of you NOT to end the week with zero words. Take half an hour, take ten minutes and write.

Add to your word count.

Don't look at that huge word goal that is looming in front of you, and give up now. Just write.
A chapter. A page. A paragraph. A sentence.

Move forward.

You will feel better for it. You will have achieved something for the week. Not your daily goal. Not your weekly goal. But something.

You need to show your life that you are in charge. That you still choose to be a writer. That you still choose to write. No matter what it throws at you.

At a conference a couple of years ago, Anna Jacobs said 'Nobody gives you the time to write. You have to steal it.'

Steal it now.

The week is not yet over. Don't leave the week unwritten... Write!

6 comments:

Tracey O'Hara said...

Awesome post Diane and I so agree. a word, a sentence, a page - it all adds to the total.

Anita Joy said...

I'll give it a shot tonight Di, may just scrape in a word or two before the clock ticks midnight.

But just because this week has beaten me, doesn't mean the month will!!

Anita Joy said...

I'll give it a shot tonight Di, may just scrape in a word or two before the clock ticks midnight.

But just because this week has beaten me, doesn't mean the month will!!

Eleni Konstantine said...

Yes, life does get in the way. I had a bad week but I wrote in one evening over 700 words during commercial breaks (and not every one) - I was resting my shoulder. It really showed that there are snippets of time we can use and be flexible with. And my shoulder coped with that amount. So I'm happy that I achieved something :) Thanks Diane for being our coach and cheering us on.

Sandie Hudson said...

So well said Diane.

Suzanne said...

You are so right Diane - no matter what life throws at us, it is our choice as to how we handle it. Our choice as to what we do with the time we have. Thank u for reminding me, Suzanne