Why you don’t write (link to article by Laura Tong)


Nothing I can write today could be better than Write to Done‘s editor Laura Tong‘s piece “How To Find the Courage To Become an Unstoppable Writer.” (From Laura’s bio: “Learning to say ‘no’ to the unimportant things to free up time to write is one of the key elements she learned to being a successful writer.”)

Why you don’t write.

Look, I know you’re struggling just to get your butt in the chair. Struggling to find the time in between work, family, chores and life, to write.

Struggling to stop answering emails or going on Facebook. Because before you know it, it’s 2 hours later and you haven’t written a single word.

But it goes deeper than that, doesn’t it?

You’re struggling daily with that little voice in your head. The one that keeps telling you that everything you want to tell, has already been written and told.

That whatever goes down on the page won’t be good enough. That you don’t know why you’re even bothering to try writing, let alone dream of making it a proper job. That you feel like you’re playing at writing.

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