We all know the saying in order to be a great writer you have to be a great reader. I totally get that. I’m the biggest book nerd who ever walked the planet. I take trips to the library on a regular basis and practically hyperventilate if I don’t have a book with me at all times. But…
I’ve noticed recently my reading adventures have become far more regular than my writing ventures. I’ve left off writing so I can read. I’ve chosen to make more time for other authors’ successful published books instead of spending time on my unpublished books.
I’ll never make it anywhere if I don’t start spending more time working on my future goals. I’ve decided that I’m taking a break from reading. I hear so many writers say they’re going to take a break from writing. Well, my break from writing is over.
For the last couple weeks, as this idea has become my new reality, I’ve found myself making things happen. I said Sunday I was going to write a kid’s book series and I did. There’s still much to be done with it; but had I taken time to read, I never would’ve gotten as far with it as I did.
No more excuses. I constantly tried to come up with some reason as to why I couldn’t finish my books, but my excuses have run out.
As hard as it is to juggle a full-time job, freelance editing and being married, I realize that those are never excuses. If I want something, I just have to work all the harder to achieve it. We’re not born with success, we make success.
I want it badly enough to get up early if I have to or go to bed late if I must. I want it badly enough to step away from reading for a little while. I want it badly enough to spend hours on end working on my books without a bathroom break, food break…you get the picture. I WANT IT!!!!
AND I WILL GET IT!
Do you feel the hunger? Do you feel the raging beast inside? Let it out, and let it rage on to victory.