I’m one of those types who just can’t sit still. TV shows and movies rarely hold my attention and as I sit here writing this, I’ve already gotten up once in the last 2 minutes. Okay, make that twice.
Why am I telling you this? Because I would love to write a book. Fiction, nonfiction, it doesn’t matter but I want to be able to sit down and write something I am proud of. That doesn’t mean I am ready to enter the world of self publishing but I want to write a children’s book for a very special 5-year old in my life and jot down the sick ideas I have for a horror novel.
As you know, I write for a living. I am currently working on 350-400-word articles for a South African website. My writing and editing is uncredited and truthfully, I get no joy from it other than a weekly paycheck. This week’s articles included how to raise healthy chickens and the differences between LCD, LED, and Plasma televisions.
I’m not getting any younger and I really want to be able to sit still long enough to write something worthwhile. One of my favorite authors, Iain Rob Wright said he treats his writing as a day job. He gets up, makes coffee, sits down at his desk and writes until it’s quitting time. So why can’t I do that after I’m finished with my “day job?”
I don’t know. If anyone has any tips or tricks that will actually help me get the ball rolling and focus a little better, I’m all ears. Until then, I have an article about donkeys to write.