Some people believe that unless you’re consumed by the desire to write that you’re likely not a ‘committed’ writer. After all, if you really really wanted to be a writer more than anything else in the world, you’d simply write more and be farther along with your novel, right? Hmm, maybe not.
In my opinion, single-minded writers (who eat, live, and breathe writing) are the exception and not the rule. The truth is that we all lead extremely busy lives, we are moms, dads (mom/dad in many cases), husbands and wives, not to mention ‘committed’ employees, so the task of writing even 100 words in a day may seem like a gargantuan task.
Let me say this, you’re no less a writer than the person who pours over countless pages of written material. What makes someone a committed writer – more than anything – is being consistent, writing and/or editing every day. Moreover, on days when writing is slow to come, grab a book! And for those who don’t realize this: reading is an extension of writing.
In closing, I hope you already have writing goals for 2023, and if not, no time like the present.