I Could Write Today If…

Sticky tabs. I could write today if I had the right sticky tabs. But mine are too small. Too big. Not the right colors.

Index cards. I could write today if I had proper index cards. How can I come up with a decent plot without index cards?

Sticky-backed index cards. I could write today if I had sticky-backed index cards. Then I could stick them to the wall and move them around and come up with a plan.

A longer wall. I could write today if I had a long enough wall. But mine is too small. I can’t plot my plot because I don’t have enough space to spread out my sticky-backed index cards.

A white board. I could write today if I had a new white board. And not those crappy ones from Five Below. They don’t work.

White board markers. I could write today if I had fine-tip white board markers. The ones I have are too fat. I can’t fit the requisite details on my white board with fat white board markers.

A four-month calendar. I could write today if I had four-month, laminated wall calendar to keep myself on track. Then I could give myself deadlines; then I could stick to them.

Wet-erase markers. I could write today if I had wet-erase markers for my calendar. But I can’t use my white board markers on my four-month, laminated wall calendar, and how can I stick to my goals if I can’t write them down?

A cork board. I could write today if I had a cork board full of inspirational quotes. How am I supposed to be inspired without a cork board full of inspirational quotes?

A different desk. I could write today if I had a different desk from my regular desk. With a different desk, I’d be able to compartmentalize. I’d be able to focus. I wouldn’t be distracted by bank statements and Facebook updates.

A yoga mat. I could write today if I had a yoga mat. Then I could stretch and take breaks. Then I would be more productive.

Yoga classes. I could write today if I could take yoga classes. It’s really not the same practicing on your own.

Time. I could write today if I had the time. But how am I supposed to write late at night or in the afternoons when I’ve already used up my brain cells on everything else?

Time in the morning. I could write today if I had time in the morning. Then my brain would proper functionally.

A steady source of income. I could write today if I had a steady source of income, from a part time job. It’s impossible to write when you have a full time job.

A place to write. I could write today if I had a place to write. The lady near the coffee shop always brings her annoying kids inside…

An office.

A standing work station.

A house of my own.

Or…

Or I could just stop making excuses.

Which is what I finally did.

And I passed the 100,000 word mark.

6 Responses to “I Could Write Today If…”

  1. Katie

    Congratulations!!! Wow. Everything you do, AND you’re writing a novel? Pretty impressive!

    Reply

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