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I hope everyone has enjoyed the murder segments! I have fun researching them.

Okay, that sounds like I enjoy a gruesome murder. In fiction, yes. In reality, not so much.

Today, I’m going to talk to you about just getting started. I’m currently in the process of editing Days of the Kill (formerly known as Monday Murder), and also in the process of writing the first draft of my second novel, The Healing.

I never planned on writing the second one while in the process of going over Days of the Kill myself. I always thought I would wait until I sent it off to an editor. Then, NaNoWriMo came along, so I thought, “Why not?”

A lot of people say they want to write a book, but very few people actually do. Why is that? Most people make the most ridiculous excuses. “I don’t have time.” “I don’t know what to write.” “I have nothing to say.”

STOP WITH THE EXCUSES. You do have time. Trust me. You MAKE time. You DO know what to write. There’s a story in there somewhere. LET IT OUT. The characters are talking to you. You’re too busy making up lame excuses to listen to them. And if you have nothing to say? Let the characters do the talking for you.

I used to be like that. My main excuse was, “I don’t have time.” In high school, that may have been true. I rarely ever had time to sit down at my laptop and write. At least, that’s what I thought. Looking back, I did have time. I just didn’t make time. I could have taken a short break from homework to write for just fifteen minutes.

And that’s what I’m doing in college. I’m making time.

You can, too. You can write a book. You just have to sit down and get started.

Email: whatnottowriteandwritingtips@gmail.com

Twitter: @SCourtney94

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My Life According to Courtney: http://mylifeaccordingtocourtney.wordpress.com/

Keep the faith, writers. I believe in you all.