You say you can’t write because you don’t have the time. So, make the time! Get up early, stay up late, or write during your lunch break. Write on the weekends. Write when your kids are asleep, when they’re at practice or rehearsal, or when they’re watching Puppy Dog Pals and Peppa Pig.
We’ve all heard the saying “Dance like nobody’s watching,” but the other day while scrolling Instagram I saw a quote posted by Launch Pad Publishing that truly stuck with me — “Write like everybody’s reading.”
The caption reminds us that if we write a book no one reads, that’s called a journal. Then it goes on to say, “Write like EVERYBODY’S reading and maybe they will.”
On November 6, 2019, I had the opportunity to speak at Bookmarking Birmingham, an event hosted by the United Way of Central Alabama that was all about how Birmingham-based digital content creators can use their influence to do good in the city.
If you’re trying to decide if you should do NaNoWriMo or #BlogLikeCrazy next month, there is a way you could do both. Sort of. You could blog your book, which is what I plan to do this year.
For the second year in a row, I almost didn’t host #BlogLikeCrazy, my annual challenge to anyone who’s game to publish a new blog post every day for 30 days in November. Last year I was sick of blogging but fortunately, it was #BlogLikeCrazy that helped me get my blogging groove back. This year I was going to skip #BlogLikeCrazy so I could use November to work on the book that I’ve been ignoring for nearly two years, but then I realized I could just blog my book!