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Boy, if someone wanted to sign up to be my "teacher" (ie. my kick-me-in-the-seat-of-the-pants) to get it done I would gladly turn in my homework!

I find I sit down to work/write something that isn't actually paying the bills today and I convince myself that I "need" to do the other work first and my book sits untouched, gathering dust.

How do other writers deal with this, I wonder?


Hi Robbi,

Boy does that form of block sound familiar. Then there's the "I'm to busy with work and mowing the lawn" version. And all the dozens of others.

For your version, would it help if you asked someone to be your "teacher" and give you an assignment for, say, the chapter outline and first chapter with a deadline, to be turned in to your "teacher" on ______? And chapter 2 the next week? And so on?

In the end, though, writers have to make the writing at least equally important with anything and everything else in their lives, all those necessary tasks that get done somehow.

And then keep getting the small chunks of writing done, until ooops, there's a manuscript in front of you.

(Don't tell them yet that that's the easy part ...)


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