14 Things All Writers Keep Saying They’re Going to Do (But Haven’t Yet)

For real this time! I MEAN IT!

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1. Let a friend read a personal thing they’ve written. (And/Or get one to actually agree to do it.)

2. Eliminate all distractions and get more writing done than ever before!

3. Quit their day job(s).

4. Tweet at their favorite authors. (BECAUSE WHAT IF THEY REPLY? WHAT THEN??)

5. Actually finish writing a thing before starting a new thing.

6. Finish reading all the books they own.

7. Finish/Start their book/blog/other project by the end of the year.

8. Finish basically anything before December 31.

9. Find an agent to query.

10. Actually query them.

11. Keep querying more agents even though none have given positive responses yet.

12. Make the final revisions on their WIP (for real this time, the last time).

13. Start writing when they say they’re going to. (Oops, it’s 5:01, guess I have to wait until 6:00 …)

14. Quit.


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.


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