Author Apathy

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So, your latest writing project is less a “Work In Progress,” and more of an ever present nuisance.

If you’re anything like me, your free time was squandered scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. You ignored, or downright suffocated, the urge to write until it was way too late at night–and you’ve got a day job, right? Got to get a little sleep before the five-o’clock rise-and-shine

Maybe there hasn’t been a good stretch of time available for the serious work of writing. I’m the type that does much better with a day-long writing surge than short snippets of time. It takes me a long time to warm up the writing muscle, but once I’ve spent an hour or so nipping and tucking my previous work, the endorphins of creativity begin to run wild and eventually I have to force myself to stop.

Regardless of the excuse you may have for neglecting your work, it isn’t okay. Every day that goes by without progress is another day that delays the finished product. We’ve got to chip away at that mountain in order to find the gold hidden in its veins. It’s hard. It’s work. But it’s worth it.

We are stewards of the gift we’ve been given. We can’t afford to lay aside our axes because we don’t feel like moving mountains.

Writers are never more satisfied and content than after time spent doing what we know we should be.

What are you waiting for?

Begin again, today.


Matthew 25:29 New King James Version (NKJV)

29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.

John 15:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;

 

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