So.. 15 minutes of writing a day did not happen. I failed my goal in spectacular fashion, not even managing it once. In my defence, I have been pretty well occupied with my work, an important/annoying presentation, and the switch to a long distance relationship. Still, in order to be a writer one has to write!
Does this make me not a writer? Or just one with writers block? I had the best intentions at the start of this blog to get my novel rewritten in time for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (open now!), but I have been making excuses for not writing. No time, no energy, too much work, no idea what to write, everything I can think of sucks, I can’t do my thoughts justice on paper etc. I’ve tried switching to other projects, writing random dialogue between characters to get to know them better, writing a sequel for NaNo.. Nothing seems to make me more inspired.
So.. I have two options:
1. Admit I am not a writer and give up, focus on my real, paid work.
2. Suck it up and get back to writing.
Well, I am a writer. I have been a writer since childhood. I can’t not be a writer.
So.. I simply have no choice.