When I first started this blog, it came with the notion that I would blog every day. I’d eventually build a following of hundreds thousands of readers, and always have something clever to write about. 

Turns out, that’s not the case.

As much as I hate to admit this, I don’t always have something super clever to say

It’s been a struggle to find the motivation to write lately. I get distracted easily, and rather than sitting down and writing I’ll be browsing Facebook, or playing a game on my phone, or playing XBox One with the boy, or watching TV/Netflix, or cleaning.. basically, I’m doing everything BUT writing.

And that sucks. I hate it.

Beverly Clearly has a quote that says:

If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it. 

I love writing, but my love for it isn’t strong enough than my want to do other things. I can’t seem to focus on just one thing. I’d LOVE-LOVE-LOVE to write a novel.

And I started one, got about 100 pages in, and the want to keep writing just.. kinda.. died. 

I know that I’m happiest when I’m writing. My brain just spews out word after word and the page slowly begins to fill up. It helps me create memories, remember things I wouldn’t normally remember, and share my thoughts and stories with people I wouldn’t normally share them with. It’s a great feeling. I just need to get back into that “writing zone” and stay there.

Can someone buy me an old typewriter? K thanks.

But Cassie, how are you going to do that?

Well, I’m glad you asked! 

I’m going to create a schedule. I was doing this earlier this year and it was working wonderfully. I need to start creating a writing schedule and ACTUALLY STICK TO IT. 

My work week is pretty much consistent, so really, there is no excuse. Yes, I have housework and cleaning to do, but that’s what my schedule is for. Laundry isn’t washed by hand, so why am I not taking advantage of my time and writing while the clothes are in the wash? Beats me. 

I’m also a big fan of secluding myself when I have to work, but I need a work space, and I’m gonna have to create one for myself. Getting out of the house helps, but I hate having to lug around my laptop bag and purse and coat and whatever else, and then having to spend money at a coffee shop when I can make coffee at home.

#firstworldproblems

Long story short, I need to write more because writing makes me happy.

If I’m going to call myself a writer, I need to write. 

Let’s write.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What have you been meaning to do, but just can’t seem to get around to doing it? Leave me a comment below and let me know how you’re gonna change that! 

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2 Comments

  1. Leslie

    March 31, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I feel the same way. I haven’t wrote in a very long time. I would love to write a book too but I haven’t even remotely started to plan things out. I decided this morning actually that I would start a schedule of writing too. I plan on doing two blog posts a week but 3 at the most. Now.. to figure out what those will be. Good luck!

    1. Cassie Owoc

      April 1, 2017 at 11:17 am

      It’s really hard to try and be motivated all of the time! Good luck with your scheduling and writing! :)

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