Hours spent sleeping: 12
Hours spent writing: 6
With two unfinished novellas I’m happy to say that I am on the brink of finishing one of them. The first one to be published. I reached a point with one of them where even though I thoroughly enjoyed writing the first half, it started to get away from me. It just felt more and more difficult to write.
In reality I was probably just coming up with excuses. Oh, what it means to be a writer. I can’t think of anything. It’s too hard. Truthfully it is very easy to get distracted when you’re a writer. When you work from home and all you want to do is lay in bed and watch Netflix and all hours of the night.
I will admit that it has gotten easier. When I decided to be a writer (and thank god I did) it wasn’t as easy as it is today. Back then it was extremely difficult for me to come up with new ideas. Today, I sit here in peace knowing that I have fully embraced my life as an author. It’s almost as if it comes naturally to me now. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Before I started writing, I imagined that ideas would flow to me constantly. That I would make all of this money writing the most brilliant stories known to man (or woman for that matter). And the rest of the time I would spend reading, sleeping, or enjoying nice walks through various cities across the world.
The truth was, I would spend night after night writing for pennies in the wee hours of the night. Every day I would write some article that didn’t really interest me for a client I didn’t really understand. I had to make some money while I was working on my own work.
After some time went by I learned that the only way I was going to achieve the title of an author was to write and be an author. I had to focus on myself and leave the money aside. If that meant I wasn’t going to make as much some times I had to be ok with that.
I had to focus solely on my work, writing day in and day out to get to where I am today. And that’s when the real magic happened. I’m now a few chapters away from finishing the next book and I can’t wait to be able to hit publish.