We’re up to Week #12 of the #MFRWauthor blog challenge and the topic for this week is telling you all about what I consider to be my greatest strength.
I can’t wait to see what the other authors in this blog challenge say about theirs but, for me, I’d have to say my strength is “stick-to-it-iveness.” And, I need every ounce I can get because writing is a challenge in so many ways:
- There is never enough time in a day/evening/weekend/week/month to write the scenes that are bouncing around in my head
- I work a day job (therefore, see bullet point #1)
- I have a wonderful hubby with whom I want to spend time
- I have an elderly father and I also want to spend quality time with him
- My house needs cleaning
- My yard needs tending (although, the other day, I gave in and pushed off writing to finally pull the foot tall weeds out of the garden I’ve been neglecting – so, yay, me!)
- I have at least 17,834 things on my “to-do” list
- I can barely get into my closet for lack of sorting and discarding old clothes
- I have family and friends who want to hear from me occasionally
- I have marketing to do and blog posts (ahem) to write
- I’m trying to fit in half marathons and other shorter races between manuscripts because running is my hobby and I have to have something that gets my head out of my manuscripts once in awhile
Most readers don’t realize how much time it takes to write a book. What takes a few hours to read might take a few weeks, months, or years to write. You’ve got to be dedicated to be an author, my friends.
Which bring me back to my point about my strength – if I can’t stick to writing by giving it a certain chunk of time every day, I’ll never be able to complete another ebook. So, I try to set aside time time to write either before or after work and I give up most of my weekends to writing.
I love the challenge and I’ve got the strength to keep going. Sure, it’s tough, but there’s nothing like the feeling of typing “The End” at the bottom of a page!
Check out what the other authors in this blog hop have to say about their personal strengths. Visit them by clicking on these links: