“The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.” ― Alan Dean Foster
“It’s coming along!” I always answer when asked about my current book.
Coming along? I then think. What, are the chapters on a journey across the Sahara Dessert? There they are, a caravan of words, footprints behind them, getting lost by a mirage, hoping to find water, hoping to make it out of the desert alive!
My book is only on its way when I am actively writing it. The rest of the time, I suppose it’s taking a nap, or worse, dying in wait.
Whatever you’re writing, chances are you are waiting for it just as much as your readers are.
The key is to think not of your work as coming one day but as existing already, existing inside you, just waiting for you to deliver it.
It’s time to deliver your writing to the world. You can, and you will. So what’s stopping you?