Do I have the drive and discipline to be an author? a writer?
Nora Roberts says a writer doesn't find the time to write. A writer makes the time to write.
I am one of the least disciplined people I know...
It's why I don't homeschool my kids--they might get stupid.
It's why I haven't really subscribed to an exercise regime and succeeded.
It's why I sometimes look around and think to myself, "Do you have the drive to become a multipublished author?!"
I don't know the answer to that.
For me, there is a daily struggle to make it happen.
I want it enough to maintain the struggle.
But I wonder, will it ever get easier? Will the struggle become habit and the writing become second nature?
Sometimes the lack of discipline leads to swings. Like mood swings, I will often write for weeks at a time, driven by a muse. Then in the following weeks, will barely touch new works, instead putzing around with crits or edits. Is this natural?? I want to endure doing all of this, all the time.
What do you do? How do you stay disciplined?