Get off social media. Write your book. Time marches on, right now

Read this post with this music (Van Halen’s Right Now) going in the background:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyGzPmgR1QY

Hey! It’s your tomorrow
(Right now)
Come on, it’s everything
(Right now)
Catch your magic moment
Do it right here and now
It means everything

Just a quick note. I’ve been reading a lot of Kristin Lamb lately – she’s very encouraging, while being tough in the sense that you must be. She quotes two writers who essentially say the same thing:

Get off social media. Write your book.

They have a good point. The question is what you want to do. Do you want to be published? Do you?! Do you want to contribute to the great funnel of crap or do you want to publish something awesome and worthy? If your answer is you do want to be published, you have to write your book. If you want it to be awesome, you need to learn how to do it right. (Write?)

Lots of people have advice, and it’s cool, but ultimately with any advice is the application. What are you doing to make your book happen? Are you writing? Or blogging? Or twitting? Or posting cat vids on facebook? Writing makes your book happen. Everything else is fluff.

Application: What are you doing, right now, that is in the way of writing your book? Get focused. Get on the warpath.  Use your time wisely. Tempus fugit. It comes and goes and you will never get those minutes back.

Write your book. Get your warpaint on and hunt that sucker down with a big honkin’ boar spear. Be tenacious. Be focused. Desire your goal and obtain it.  Practice self-discipline and DO NOT LET THE TIME WASTER STOP YOU FROM WRITING YOUR BOOK.

Okay, I’m pumped. I’m ready to go back to character arcs and rewrite my outline. Who’s with me?

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