Do you procrastinate?
I’ve written several times about letting life get in the way of writing. And uh, no, I haven’t figured out how to shut out the world and write. But, I’ve found a few writers with suggestions to help me with this problem. (Fingers crossed.)
Does doubt dog your writing?
Every damn day. Doubt I will ever finish, doubt no one will read my book, and doubt that anyone will really ever give a damn. Thank God for writers who share their doubts and fears too. I learn something every day. Don’t let doubt kill your dreams.
Do you find excuses to NOT write?
Yep. I sure do. I mean a good movie can help a writer, don’t you think? I just received a new book and can’t wait to read it, 2 days later I’m still engrossed in someone else’s story. Well, I guess it’s time to give up the excuses, again.
“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” – Erica Jong
Maybe it’s simply the act of sitting down and starting that is stopping you, not your talent.
Thanks to a few good writers for help in overcoming:
- Write even if you don’t want to. (Put writing in the same category as a chore. Someone has to wash the dishes, right?)
- Accept writing is not easy. (If it were easy, everyone would write.)
- Admit your book may not be the next Great American Novel. (But then again it might.)
- Remember no one can write like you. (Thank God, there’s only one of me.)
- Don’t worry about what other people think. (They don’t use all their brain anyway.)
- A comfort zone is a rut. (Climb out and write your truth.)
Now go read the entire posts (links below) and find a few more tips to help you ‘Get Er Done.’ For those of you who said, get what? Click the video. LOL
HOW TO GET PAST EXCUSES AND FINISH YOUR WRITING! B
How to stay focused on writing one book By Rob Bignell
Write More Easily: Understanding, Embracing and Moving Beyond Resistance By
Okay, your turn:
What helps you get up and get writing every day?
How do you overcome writer’s doubt?
Share your favorite tip to get things done.
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3 thoughts on “How to overcome doubt, and procrastination”
Try and allocate a set time of day to write, even if you can’t think of anything to write. That way you will always have consistency.
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I’ve tried that, but something always gets in the way. Writing for me is catch as catch can. 🙂