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Get Motivated: Make Yourself WORK!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Procrastination is that little horned devil who sits on your shoulder and whispers in your ear, telling you about all the other things you need to do before you sit down and write. You need to do more research. You need to create a better outline from which to work. You should update your computer or printer. You need a new dictionary and/or thesaurus. You slept late this morning and are two hours off schedule, so maybe it would be better to start the book tomorrow.

Thankfully, there is an angel sitting on your other shoulder who is shouting, “Get to work. Now!” Listen to your angel. If writing is the way you make your living, you’ll make yourself work. If you don’t, you won’t get paid.

~Beverly Barton
The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists
(Andrew McAleer, Ed.)
p. 115

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