This is a tough gig we’ve chosen to be in. the nature of the work that we do is that we do it mostly alone, living with the characters in our head. I read once that being an author was like having a whole lot of imaginary friends to talk to every day.
The problem is, alongside the characters, a whole heap of fears – and fears masquerading as excuses – have taken up residence…and at times talk more loudly than everyone else so that all we hear is what they have to say.
It’s at this point that we get really creative with excuses, roadblocks, and the million and one things that we fill our lives with that have the potential to stop us from writing.
Another paradox is that to be a writer we need to plant our bum in a seat and our head in front of a laptop and, well, write. To be a healthy writer, we need to get off that seat and away from the laptop and move.
These posts are about that – about being organised, getting the words written, and staying well so that we can continue to create.