|This is so exciting I can't keep still!!|
The experts will tell you their foolproof ways to become a successful writer. Books are in the triple digits that claim to reveal the "right" way to write and how to be a successful writer. Publishers have made billions $$$ on writers searching for the secret of success. And believe me, I've read them. Most of them are incredibly inspiring. All of them give you an array of things to try, and try them, I did. Like all writers have my favorites, the ones that resonated the strongest for me. I'm not going to talk about them today. Today, I'm going to give you the truth, plain and simple. Here it is...wait for it...forget what you've heard, trash what you've read and ignore all the charts and programs you've tried. They don't work. The sun comes up, rain or shine, cold or hot, clear sky or stormy. You must show up, plant your butt in the chair and write.
That's it! No frills or huge epiphanies, it's that simple. I've heard and read, again from authors I highly regard, that if you aren't writing, if you don't write everyday than you should choose a different career. I disagree. I believe most writers often find sitting in the chair the hardest thing they do. It's that first sentence that refuses to be written that makes us crazy.
|Sleeping like a baby!|
What kind of things get you to "put your butt in the chair?"