For the longest time, I made excuses about not having time to write. Now that I write full-time, I see all the moments I could’ve used to write when I was really just screwing off.
When you write full-time, you see all the time others aren’t using for their art. There are many instances when I’ll see a post on social media, ‘I didn’t have time to write today, but I got my hair done, I played ____ video game or I went out drinking with friends’.
I like to play video games, have drink with friends and go to the barber and get pampered, but I don’t let it interfere with my work, because honestly, that’s what I consider writing now, it took me longer than it should have, but it’s a job that I love that I haven’t been paid for, yet.
Quit saying you don’t have time, you do.
Quit making excuses, the only excuses you can use are these.
- My spouse/partner/girlfriend/boyfriend got hurt or worse.
- My kids got hurt or worse.
- A very close family member got hurt or worse.
That’s it, those three are the only excuses. If you want it bad enough, you’ll give up sex, sleep, food and human interaction.
Otherwise, just quit.