No excuses please!
Once in a while, writing seems hard. As we look to slack off, we imagine legends like Isaac Asimov looking askance at us. “But he’s a born writer,” we mumble.
That excuse is gone for good. Here’s what one of the world’s very best authors had to say.
It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.Ernest Hemingway
If Hemingway wasn’t a born writer – well, I guess no one was.
We can’t even stall, saying we are waiting for inspiration. Here’s the guru of Self Publishing (with more than 130 books to his credit) talking:
If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.San Poynter
“No excuses” Writing is like any other habit
I guess it’s time to put our fingers to the keyboard and start typing. No excuses!
In this context, writing is like running or exercising. It’s a habit muscle. It’s hard – until we keep at it. It feels punishing, and then suddenly, it becomes part of our life. We enjoy the play of words; we delight in the emergence of a story. The joy in seeing a creation come alive before our very eyes is incredible.
But it doesn’t stop there. Writing gives us new eyes. We start seeing the world afresh. The little quirks on the street come to our notice. We notice hues we had never seen in our surroundings. It’s like listening to a maestro’s performance in a professional hall. We know the tune, but we hear strains, instruments, and variations we had never heard before. Life itself starts getting more exciting – and once this happens, we are unlikely to stop writing!
Would you agree?