Julie's Quest

Hello, and welcome to my blog. My blog is about the trials and tribulations of writing, where we celebrate successes and commiserate our near misses. We tell it like it is here and will do our very best to help you on the road to being published and pick you up after the rejections (they will come!) Whether you are a professional or amateur writer you will find something useful here.

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Happy Writing

Julie Phillips - freelance writer - member of the Association of Freelance Writers - member of the Society of Authors

Friday, 3 May 2013

Ever Wondered ..................

Have you ever wondered just how much you would achieve with your writing if you had  more time, fewer other commitments, less writer's block, less competition, less interference from your Inner Editor? Take your pick of excuses/reasons why you can't buckle down and just write.

We all have times in our lives when, unfortunately, the writing has to take a back seat. But that doesn't mean we have to give up on our writing career and aspirations. One small set back shouldn't leave us flinging our note books and pens into the darkest, deepest recess of the cupboard under the stairs, never to see the light of day again.

If you want to write and truly want to be a published writer you will find the time and out your bum on the seat and write. Professional, published writers are those writers who carried on writing whatever their circumstances. They made sacrifices, they switched their over flowing schedules around so that they could find some time, no matter how little, to write - and so, fellow writers should we.

So next time you sit there lamenting your lack of publishing success, or staring wistfully (with green eyes) at someone else's novel on the book shelf, someone else's short story in a magazine, someone else's article in a national newspaper - stop wishing. Stop moaning. Stop being jealous. Stop making up excuses. Get writing! We all have to start somewhere and making a start is better than making no start at all.

Happy making excuses for writing!

1 comment:

susanjanejones said...

Hi Julie, I've spent the last hour, linking in, twittering, checking emails, looking at blogs, and I should be writing. I'm up to 24,500 of what needs to be around 50 - 60,000 words. Must dash, words to write....