Long time writing friend, Elizabeth Gaucher, posted an essay by Loren Eaton, wherein he posits that writing is sometimes like “chipping a channel out of bedrock with a pen.” You can’t expect the initial passion of a project to propel you to 80,000 words. It takes hard work. A little every day. Especially if your writing involves something more than a Tweet or a Facebook post.
You don’t wake up on a Saturday morning and decide to run a marathon. You’ve got to put in the miles. Every day.
You don’t pick up a guitar for the first time and play Classical Gas. You’ve got to practice. Every day.
Don’t make excuses.
Write a sentence today. It will likely turn into a paragraph. And a page. And a chapter.
Keep chipping at the bedrock.