Monday, February 22, 2010


I’ve been watching the Winter Olympics and am so inspired by these amazing athletes. Every time an interview is conducted with one of them, they talk about the dedication and passion each brings to his/her craft. And the tremendous amount of time they dedicate to their craft in order to achieve their goals is unbelievable. Practice, practice, practice are the words that I continue to hear. The same could be said of the writing process. We, as writers, need to be as dedicated and passionate about our craft as any athlete out there. And above all, practice, practice, practice.

I found a brief article on the online Writer’s Digest Community blog written by Robert Lee Brewer, titled “Simplify to Find Success,” which I found helpful. It lists ways to identify obstacles that keep you from your writing goals, such as short-term and long-term obstacles and how to remove or prioritize them. I have a writer friend who recently did that. She drew up a list of things that she could cut out in order to get more writing time. And it’s working for her. I don’t know about you, but I need to do that as well. In the meantime, enjoy the writing process. It’s all part of the journey.

"Remember, the harder you work, the luckier you get." -- Sheldon Fogelman


  1. Good article, thanks for the link!

  2. You're welcome. I'm sure most of us can find something to cut out in our busy, busy lives and use the time saved to write more. Have a great day.