A Muse or Just Plain Lazy

I sat down at the computer. I had a drink sitting on the desk and I was ready to write, I opened the folder for one of the four books I’m working on, and just stared at the screen. I closed that folder and opened another, nothing. I did this twice more with the same results. I may need a muse.

Do I really though? Is it a lack of inspiration or is it something else? I’ve been very busy lately. I’ve had little time to write. Yea, that’s what I tell myself. I had time to play games. I had time to chat with friends. I had time to do a hundred other things while sitting in front of the computer. So why can’t I write?

I’ll tell me why, yes I am talking to myself. You are lazy! Go ahead and make all the excuses you want, but it boils down to those three words, YOU ARE LAZY.

Writing can be hard, it doesn’t always flow like it did with that first book. You have to spend time everyday honing what you do. If that means writing crap you will erase the next day, you do it. If it means only writing a sentence, you do it. Stop being lazy. Heck, you’re writing this blog post, so you can work on one of those folders that are collecting electronic dust.

Pick a book and write. Get your fingers moving. Stop being lazy.


Hi, My name is Jamie Dodge. I am a full time writer and a full time caregiver. I generally write science fiction, but will dabble in almost anything, I can't write romance to save my life. I was born and raised in Central Florida into a large Italian family. The youngest by four years I had the advantage of being taught to read by the time I was 3. I don't think a day had gone by since then, where I haven't had a book in my hands at some point. One day I figured I would try my hand at it, so I wrote my first novel, The Forgotten Edge. I always get asked why I use the profile picture I do. I wish I could tell you, but I can't. It is a promise I made a few years ago, and I will honor it until I am given permission not to. That's it. That's me. I hope you enjoy my ramblings about my writing process and the other things that I find interesting.

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