on Live Write Thrive:
Anton Chekhov wrote: “My country house is full of people, they never leave me alone; if only they would go away I could be a good writer.”
I bet you have your own “if only …” sentence that tells why you haven’t reached your writing goals.
Mine change from time to time. “If only I was more knowledgeable about this topic, I would feel confident enough to finish this novel” (my present “if only”). “If only I wasn’t so easily distracted” … “If only I felt more motivated” …
I’ll tell you one thing that does help me break through my “if only” dilemma, and that’s working on something I’m really excited about.