Deadlines and Writer’s Block


Yesterday showed me the truth of something Michael Hyatt said two seminars ago.

“There is no such thing on this planet as writer’s block. you just don’t have anything to say, or you don’t know how you want to say it.”

I’m roughly paraphrasing it.

I’m under deadlines to finish a lot of work very quickly. And I guess that’s what it’s like to be a writer professionally – and you better get used to it.

I don’t have time for writer’s block. So, I open Final Draft, knowing I have to write, and write something. Procrastination starts to set in. I have to stomp on that. Don’t have time for that. Close the search windows, close the explorer windows. Final Draft is open, and I haven’t written word one.

I’m able to get several pages of script in before it’s time for bed. See, writer’s block really doesn’t exist. Like Michael Hyatt says, you either know what you’re going to write, or you don’t.

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