I’ve made a good living as a freelance non-fiction writer, but my heart has always thumped hardest when I contemplate a fiction writer’s life. However, I didn’t write fiction for years because of the following:
Five reasons I used as excuses
- My day job was writing. I didn’t want to “relax” in the evening by writing some more.
- I needed to brush up on skills. I hadn’t taken writing classes since college.
- None of my friends were fiction writers, so I couldn’t get honest, reliable feedback on my work.
- I didn’t have the time.
- I wasn’t very good.
So…which one of these is your excuse?
Pick it now, and have a good rationale handy as to why it’s stopping you, because I’m going to eviscerate each and every one of them…or at least tell you how I changed my life so I couldn’t make those excuses anymore. Continue reading