Monday, March 26, 2012

The Danger of Someday

In the words of Roy Miller, Tom Cruise's character in "Knight and Day":  
 "Someday is a dangerous word."

When I tell people I am a writer, I often hear the same response.  " I would love to write a novel someday".  That statement is a dead giveaway that their someday may never come.  Because if they are anything like me, they have an ever growing to do list. When one thing gets checked off another has taken its place.  Without determination and passion someday can quickly become never.

We can't find extra time for our writing.  It will never happen.  There will always be other things that we could use to justify putting off our WIP  (especially when you have written your characters into a situation you haven't figured out how they are getting out of).  However, you and I both know- although, some of us may need reminded- you make time for writing because it is important to you; it keeps you sane.

Don't fall into the someday trap. 
You deserve to live your someday today.


  1. So true. If you want something enough, there is nothing big enough to stand in your way.

  2. I love this, because the writing workshop I'm going to in two weeks is called the "One Day Someday" writing workshop. It's for those of us who have said we'll write a book "someday". Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Perfectly put. Thanks for the reminder ;)

  4. I have to remind myself of this often when it comes to finishing my next book! Thanks for the push! Just what I needed

  5. Thanks for the reminder. Today is THE DAY!!!



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