Tuesday, 12 April 2011

J is for Just Do It

So the conversation is the same. You mention you are writing, write, have written a novel to a friend, colleague etc., then the words come... "I could write a novel, but I don't have the time."

My reply: neither do most people who write. We work, go to school, have families and go to the gym. We do the million other things everyone else does, but we also write. The difference? We make the time.

We sacrifice the family meals, friend time, our evenings and weekends off to write. We record our favourite shows instead of watching them (I counted 5 episodes of True Blood, 6 Vampire Diaries, and 3 Glees episodes waiting for me to watch because I was writing/editing). We steal five or ten minutes in the day to get a few words down. We take notebooks everywhere just in case inspiration strikes.

We don't always have the time, but we make it.

So I say to anyone who tells me they want to write-- just do it. If you are waiting for the time to start, I promise, it won't come. Be bold. Be brave. Write now.

13 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

Wow never more have I enjoyed the view on this blog... I mean look at that eye candy. Delicious.

I also agree with you. Just Do It. I hate when people say they don't have time because they often don't realize how damaging that can be to a writer. Now a days I just laugh it off and say that they're missing out. I'd just prefer if they said they had a desire but would never follow through.

Happy Tuesday!

Áine Tierney said...

This post really resonated with me. It is hard to hear that sometimes, but it best to just not listen and keep on going.

Vicki Rocho said...

I feel like a creeper looking at the first shot. He's so YOUNG! OMG, when did I get old?

But you're right...we just need to do it.

Jaydee Morgan said...

Great advice and so true. You have to make the time, it isn't just going to show up.

Amparo Ortiz said...

YOU KNOW ME WELL, my friend! ((((((hugs)))))))

*wipes drool* *clears throat*

Yes, writers should just do it. Sacrifice sucks, but it's necessary. If only I could finally get used to it...

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

O.M.G...
That is the best pciture i've ever seen of Jensen. EVAH!!!

My morning just got a lot brighter

lbdiamond said...

Those photos...WOW.

It's true. We writers have to make time. Nice post!

Lori M. Lee said...

Great post. And I may have just died from hotness overload. OH JENSEN, HOW ARE YOU REAL? <3

M.J. Fifield said...

Great pics. Love Jensen and Jared.

Theresa Milstein said...

Yeah, I've heard the excuses to. "I have an idea for a novel, but...." They're better off not doing it. If you don't make the time, you don't have the passion for it. And it's a hard business to break into. Plenty of heart ache.

But I couldn't not write.

Bekah Snow said...

O.M.G. Jensen. I am I supposed to envision him saying "just do it" That's what I got. I mean, no, I'm going to go write

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

There's no excuse if you really want to do it.
Now, where's the lady pictures?

Sonia said...

God, those pictures are hot. I have to watch supernatural more often.