My copy of Writers' Forum came today and I've been reading it with interest, as always! It never fails to bolster my flagging enthusiasm and it sends me into a flurry of writing activity after I've read it. I have to admit that my writing time has been severely squeezed over the past few weeks - my fault for taking more things on in my 'real' life but entirely my choice. I only have myself to blame when I don't have any articles to send out!
That's the trouble when life gets in the way and we are forced to push our writing in to the background like a once loved toy that has become all grubby with an eye missing and it's belly in tatters letting the stuffing poke through. But are we forced or do we just use the extra activities we cram into our lives as an excuse not to write? Are we procrastinating? Sometimes I'm not so sure!
Having had my second short story accepted for publication last week I'm still determined to persue that avenue of the writing - if only I had the time! If only - there is that universal cover all excuse! If only I'd done that; if only I hadn't done that; if only I hadn't wasted all that time; if only, if only, if only! I think I need less of the if only and more of the make it happen! What about you?