Stow the Guilt

Life, no matter how hard we try not to let it, can get in the way of writing. And sometimes, even when you want to write, you're too worn out, or you reaaaaaally need to play Kingdom Hearts, but there's writing to be done and not enough time to squeeze it all in and... and...


Look, it's really simple: you have to do what you most want to do. Chances are even in your totally mad working day, there's a five minute window somewhere when you can write even 100 words. More than you had before, right? And if there isn't, or if you're too tired, or you actually want to do something else, go for it! So what if all your writing friends are cranking out way more words than you? Work at your own pace, and if that pace requires an evening *cough*oreveryevening*cough* out for Kingdom Hearts, DO IT.

What? I have needs. Intense, fangirly needs.

We're all busy people, and sometimes, we actually have to do something other than write. Sometimes you want to do something other than write, and you shouldn't feel guilty about it. No, really! Don't beat yourself up about it. Your book will still be there when you can get back to it. 

Seeing as I'm on such a fangirly kick right now, what geeky past-times keep you from writing? 


  1. I so needed to read this, Cole. I spend my days beating myself up over the fact that I'm not producing the copious amounts of words that everyone else seems to be. But, like you say, you have to do what you most want to do, minus the guilt. Thanks for the timely reminder! :D

    1. You're so welcome. I think we all get so caught up with what everyone else is doing, we forget we have to do things our own way. And my way right now involves *a lot* of gaming ;)


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