The Journey to Self-Discipline

Discipline is difficult. I wanted to write last night, but I didn’t. How do writers juggle work (non-writing job), life, and their passion for words? Is there a secret I’m missing that the others figured out? Am I supposed to give up sleep and fun? I know that isn’t true, but it feels true.

I’ve had this dream since I was a child, the dream of someday seeing something I wrote in print. Yet, the older I get, the farther away that feels.

I am a writer.

Maybe if I keep saying it, it will have to be true.

Maybe it has to become a mantra, a cadence, a song.

I honestly don’t know. But, I know myself well enough to know this: I’m not going to give up. The desire is too strong. Even if I’m not writing about the writing process, I’m still writing. My head is full of ideas. I just need to put them on paper. I think I’ll do some of that tonight.

I am a writer!

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