Margaret is talking about being motivated to write
How many times have you heard someone say, I’d love to write but I don’t have the time? If you really want to write then you can find time, even if it’s only for a few minutes each day. It’s surprising how much you can write in such a short space of time, especially if you already have ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind.
So why don’t you give it a go?
Put the children to bed (if you have them), find yourself a nice quiet spot – and WRITE. Pen to paper. Fingers to computer. It doesn’t matter which. The main thing is to get your ideas down. Let them flow. Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation; write, write, write. You’ll be amazed how much you can write in a few minutes.
Sometimes ideas keep nagging away in the back of your head, not happy until you set them down on paper where they can relax and, with a bit of luck, multiply as you keep thinking about them. Or you might be lucky and able to formulate these ideas into a whole story before you even put pen to paper. This has never happened to me but I’ve heard of other people doing it. If you’re one of these lucky ones I can imagine you now writing frantically to get your first draft down. This first draft is the important part. After that comes the polishing. The fun part. You’ve already got your story, now you can add or delete, change what isn’t working, polish what is. And does it matter how long it takes? No! The important thing is motivation.
Go on, make yourself write each day. You’ll enjoy it, I promise, and when you have a whole story you can feel extremely proud of yourself.