I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired to write at 9 o’clock every morning.
~Peter De Vries
If Peter De Vries can do it — and believe me, with 23 novels, plus 5 decades’ worth of poems, short stories, essays, and a play to his name, he did it — then you can too. You just have to start stripping away your excuses, one at a time.
There was quite the debate at #litchat on Twitter yesterday on discipline’s place in writing: can discipline and creativity coexist? I do believe they can. I also believe it’s easier to say they can’t. But we’re getting rid of excuses today, not creating them, and today’s quote kills two of my best — I don’t have the time, and when I do, I’m not always feeling it.
Turns out I do and I can.
What’s your best (or worst) excuse for putting off writing? Or better yet, what’s the worst excuse you’ve ever used for anything?