Reason #11 Why folks Don’t Write

There are lots of reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them.

Reason #14 Why folks don’t write: They aren’t ready.

Many think that not being ready is a poor excuse for not writing; but most good and fun things require readiness – decisions, love, belief. Writing is like this.

What IS a poor excuse is labeling the unreadiness as procrastination. That offers a rationale for the state of unreadiness but it is not an answer. Also, procrastination is a symptom not a cause.

The best way I know to deal with not-ready-to-write-ness is to get ready. That will spur one of three actions:
1. Do something that is a stab at getting ready, such as research.
2. Do something that is related to writing, such as reading.
3. Do something that (seems) unrelated to writing, such as running.

The second best way I know to deal with not-ready-to-write-ness is movement. Any kind. With music is good.

About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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