One of my local region nano buddies directed me to a great article about removing Internet noise so we can actually write. I'm tempted to give up blogging this month, except that I think blogging helps my writing rather than hinders it--but so much else hinders it. Here's my favorite quote from the article:
"The hounds are out this month, guys, and they smell your fear and self-doubt. So, shovelbloggers will be offering you a tantalizing Vegas-style buffet of endless writing “help” that will range from the indispensable to the stupid to the unconscionably poisonous."
Now, here are various ridiculous reasons I've put off writing in the past:
- I need a new laptop.
- What’s the point of revising before my thesaurus arrives?
- I will write when everyone is silent.
- No one’s writing anything until this house is cleaned.
- Has anyone seen my muse?