For a long time I struggled with the time aspect of writing. Why, I thought, should I spend so much time and work on something that may never see the light of day? My main reason for writing a book is to give someone an experience that will reach them like so many authors have touched me, but what if I don't make it? Wouldn't all that time be a waste?
Then, one day, I stumbled across this post on Carolyn Garvin's blog: Writing the Significant Versus the Superficial , and it led me to this post on Murderati by Toni McGee Causey: Comfort Reading.
Toni's words, in an instant, changed my view of the time I spend writing. I don't think I've ever read a blog post that changed me so fundamentally. There's the writer I was before the post, and the writer after. When I begin to doubt myself I think of that post and right away, I have things back in perspective.
I've bookmarked the post and when I get a writing space/desk, I may just print and frame it.
After you read Toni's life-changing advice, I'd love to hear your thoughts.