Why writers would rather turn into a pumpkin than write…

So...

Today in the livestream I got so caught up in talking about the 'UN-dauntifying' process, I forgot to come back to THIS...

And THIS is why, even when writing a book is a longing, deep in your soul, sometimes IT NEVER QUITE HAPPENS...

We have a million very VERY good excuses why too...

I mean I have a life....
Shit happens...
I'm too busy...
I'll start next year...
I don't have the time...

Is any of this sounding familiar? (or is it only me?? - please tell me I'm not the only one...!!)

And the thing is these excuses (because that is what they are - and I'll get to why in a minute), these excuses, they come dressed as very proper REASONS...

I mean, they have button-downs, and pocket handkerchiefs, and spats....

They mean BUSINESS.....

When a well-dressed excuse comes knocking, you can't just IGNORE it...

It demands, and gets, attention.

And your the dream of writing? 
Sitting there in a threadbare, hand-me-down, Cinderella sackcloth?

She get's forgotten. 
Passed over, ignored, put aside...

"I'll come back to you.." you mutter as you stride off importantly to deal with the WELL-DRESSED REASON...

But you know what?

Even if you 100% intend to get back to your neglected author dreams, you never will...

Because... as soon as you've finished with that spiffy, pressing important REASON...

ANOTHER COMES ALONG....

And another...

And another...

NEVER is when you will have time for your book-writing dreams...

So...

IF you truly want this...
IF you know it is meant to be...
IF you would rather gargle hot mustard and worms than not ever write a book...

THEN...

There are 3 things you need to do...

  1. Give Cinderella some brand new clothes... 
    That might mean a new journal, or a beautiful pen, even a laptop! Whatever it is, put some ENERGY toward your dream... make it real, make it beautiful. Make it important.
  2. Remember what happens at midnight...
    The carriage turns into a pumpkin and all your dreams turn to dust... YES - at MIDNIGHT!! You need to put the pressure on... give yourself a deadline and consequences .. I
    f you don't act on this TODAY then it sayonara sunshine.
  3. Don't be waiting for Prince Charming...
    Waiting for your prince is waiting for the perfect time...
    He ain't coming.
    And even if he does, he will turn into a frog as soon as you turn your back.
    The perfect time is NOW...
    OR to put it another way,...
    THERE IS NO PERFECT TIME - ONLY PERFECT ACTION.

So what are you waiting for...

The world needs your story: write now!