Agatha Christie once said that she « accepted the burden of a profession ». Like it or not, in the writing mood or not, she would sit down and write.
And she would keep writing even though she didn’t like what was happening on the page.
Now, it’s one way to look at what needs to be done to be a professional writer I guess, but one that never cease to haunt me.
Sit down and write, I say to myself almost every day, even if the words are bad, even if you’re constantly interrupted, even if you’re not in 1920 and the world of books has changed a great big fridgin’ deal since then.
However, in the past few weeks, I kind of look down on my writing ambitions. After all, let’s be real, it is in fact crazy to want to earn a living writing novels.
I found myself many, many other things to do. Finding a new day job, chores… the usual excuses.
If I had a word for all that time I’ve waisted making excuses instead of getting to work, the YA paranormal revision would be done!