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Simple, isn't it? So when was the last time you sat down and wrote anything?
And why is there ALWAYS something you have to do first, like ...
1. Begin writing
2. Write some more
3. Keep writing ~ even if it's only a little every day
4. Follow 2 and 3 until you have a first draft
5. Start rewriting
6. Rewrite some more
7. Follow 5 and 6 for as long as it takes until you're satisfied
8. Crack open the champagne
After all, you know you can write, and you have a perfectly good place at home to do it in.
And, anyway, EVERYBODY knows that the only way to finish a project is to ...
go to work/the bank/shops/bed
wash the car/the kids/the dog
make dinner/a cake/love
tidy your desk/sock drawer/fridge/garden
sort all your research into labelled boxes
watch TV 'just for half an hour' to unwind
set up a writing retreat/ design a website
defrag your PC/ clean your keyboard with Blu-tack
play one last game of solitaire/mah jongg/Grand Theft Auto
the worst thing
is still better than
the best thing
to write to
get it right!
But, when the time is right, boy oh boy, are you going to write reams ....
And that's why you need TheWriteDay.
Procrastination is just the first of the 'Killer Ps' that stands between you and your desire
Copyright Kate McEwan 2012
The first draft of anything
~ Ernest Hemingway