It’s been a little bit since I’ve done a Thursday Quote Day, but it’s back again, this week with a Richard Bach quote. I chose this one because I’ve been working on editing my NaNoWriMo novel very slowly. My original goal was to edit the whole thing in a month, but life is a thing that happens, so I extended the time until the end of March. Once I finish my first round of editing I’ll be handing it off to my friend/now editor and getting to work on writing the second book.

My greatest difficult with editing has been making sure not to let it fall to the wayside. I think that all us writers want to be the kind that quits everything and marches our creative butts into a hidey-hole where we stay, only writing and making masterpieces. But the reality is very different. Most of us have school or jobs and, you know, friends and hobbies and things. I, for example, have a full time job and am in the process of re-covering my entire couch on top of attempting to eat healthy and exercise daily. Everyone has their things but it’s important that if we want to get serious about writing, we need to make time for it like we would anything else.

So this quote is essentially a very sassy way of saying, if you want to be a professional writer, don’t give up. 

What’s your biggest barrier to writing?

Does work get in the way? Or loss of motivation? Let me know in the comments!