Tuesday, February 23, 2010

When times are tough you...

I was at the gym last night for the first time in like forever. It was tough. I was tired, hungry and in pain. I thought about just packing it in and going home, but then I remembered the scale and my goal to lose weight. It wasn’t pretty but an hour and a half later, I was glad I didn’t give up.
For me, writing can be like this at times. I’m working and working and I’m tired and hungry and in pain and I begin to wonder if I’ll ever reach my goal. How do you keep yourself going in your writing when you’re feeling like this? Please share.
And here’s a quote from Olympian Bruce Jenner: I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't you won't.


  1. As the slogan says, I "just do it". As long as I have a specific deadline or goal I can force myself to get it done. But if I don't I can find plenty of excuses not to write. I will need to set more goals.

  2. Understand the value of deadlines completely. Being a newspaper and magazine editor, I face deadlines every day. It's making myself stick to self-imposed deadlines in other areas of my life that can be a challenge. Thanks for sharing Lee.