Thursday, September 2, 2010

Taking Writing Seriously

After years of writing, studying the craft and talking to other writers, I've learned to quickly tell the difference between hobby writers and serious writers.

Hobby writers spend far more time talking about writing than they do actually WRITING. They love talking about their latest book idea to anyone who will listen. They never have enough time to write, but they always have time to watch the latest episode of American Idol or Glee.

If you're serious about writing then you'll make the time to write, even if it's only a few minutes here and there.

Speaking of which, I'd better get back to writing...

- Debbie


  1. I've noticed that since I've made writing more of a priority, I've accomplished a lot more.

  2. But but but I love to talk about my latest book idea. I have a shiny new idea right now!

    Sigh. I know. Get back to butt in chair.

    One thing I find helps with the "few minutes here and there" is to open the Word file first thing in the morning and refuse to close it. Let it glare out from the screen at you all day.

  3. You are right. There are a lot of people who really do wish to take the time to write and it sounds so good. The problem is it's hard work. HARD work.

    That said, I still love talking about it!


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