2018 · October

The Weakness of Excuses

Hello, Readers! First off let me say that I have the most amazing support system. Not only between the hubby man and my amazing children, but I’ve met some incredible friends throughout my writers journey.

During this entire time I have always had a litany of excuses from I don’t have time, to I’m not getting enough sleep or I’m sick. Let me tell you right now, I have really been working hard on  stopping myself from accepting excuses from my own self. 

However, there are times when they creep their way back into my life. Starting this new book has definitely brought in a mass amount of them. I have tried the whole because my schedule has changed it takes me awhile to get my feet under me. I have tried the whole due to the fact the hubby man is working from home this week that I’m more distracted. There have even been the excuse of the rainy gloomy weather we are getting here is keeping me too tired to get my work done. 

All of these are just that – excuses. The thing is that while we can think up a ton of them and most are actually valid. Mind you, none that I used there are valid, but there are valid ones out there, that doesn’t make them right. 

If something is truly important enough to you…you make the time to get them done. You work your behind off and you keep pushing. That is and has always been my goal. To get to a point where I no longer allow excuses to rule my work ethic. 

The hubby man always tells me, Excuses are the tools of the incompetent, those that use them are seldom good for anything else. While, I’m sure this is an old statement from someone else, his mother used to tell him it often so it is something that has stuck around in our family as well. 

Now if I’d only learn to listen to it more. Needless to say, I am working toward getting myself back on track so that I can complete draft one of the second book in the Treaty of Dragons series before the end of the month. 

I still don’t have a set date for the release of Opseti Guard and it may turn into the novels releasing one after another at a much later date. As we are swinging closer to NaNoWriMo as well I need to make the decision on rather I want to take on that endeavor as well. 

To do that, I will need to write during the day and plot the next book at night. If I work hard enough it won’t take me as long to plot out number three of Opseti Guard as it did to plot this one. 

It is worth a thought and would keep me on my writing moment of books back to back. Which, if you’ve followed me at all, you have seen that it generally is one book every three years. That is another bad habit that I’m trying remedy.

We shall see as this month progresses where I’m sitting with Opseti Guard. Until tomorrow, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.

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