I meant to post this on Monday… except I left post-writing until way too late, then my computer had issues. Anyway, enjoy!
(Late) Happy August!
Why am I so happy that it’s August? There’s only one more month until Spring!! Yippee!
My second semester of university is in full swing this week with all classes starting. Homework and assignments are coming through too, with my first piece of assessment due in just a few weeks.
With the ‘5,000 words in 5 days’ mini-marathon complete, I entered a bit of a writing slump, and I’ve only been writing my bare minimum for quite a few days now. I don’t get much writing done over the weekend, but I figured I’d be able to get heaps written on Monday. That’s today. (Well, not anymore, yanno, because it's Friday.)
As I write this, it’s nearly 4pm… and I’ve barely written anything today. I’ve got an assignment to write. I’ve got some homework to complete. I’ve got textbooks to look through. And I know that this evening I’m going to want to watch TV.
We have to remember though that it’s important to make time to write. If we only wrote when we had nothing else to do, there wouldn’t be many books published. If we’re serious about writing, we need to make a commitment, and that means giving up our spare time to write.
By giving up spare time, I mean give up some time you would usually spend watching TV, or surfing Facebook. (As a responsible person, I should tell you that doing homework isn’t part of your spare time, so you shouldn’t give it up. I know, life isn’t fair.)
For the comments, what do you give up for writing? Let me know!