0134B: April Writing Goals Failed Again

It's the end of the month of April and I haven't written a single word for any of my creative writing efforts. Sure, I've been blogging a lot, we went to Puerto Galera for Holy Week and we've had some pretty crazy weekend, but all of these are just explanations for why I haven't written anything even though they're not exactly valid excuses. There's a fine line between the two and I know precisely where I'm dancing.

I guess my main challenge remains the fear of beginning. It's easier to throw myself into all the other things that make each and every day busy whether it's processing and uploading all the photos and videos that I take at O Bar or when I get lost in some TV show or whatever. All of these are distractions and things that get in the way.

There's a saying that goes "If there's a will, there's a way", and I have to admit that at times I worry if I simply lack the will to make this particular dream come true. I've been saying that I want to take my writing to a more professional level for years now and still it hasn't materialized. As much as I made the 50,000 word count goal for NaNoWriMo for 2009, that story wasn't exactly a finished tale. And I still haven't gone back to it.

I may need to face the fact that if I really want to get this done, I need to give up some of my blogging and other activities. Not sure what I'm willing to give up at this point, but we'll see.