For eight years the Syfy Channel has hosted a spooktacular scarefest known as 31 Days of Halloween. It's a movie-a-thon of over 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming between October 1-31st. I saw a promo about the event the other day on TV, and out of the blue inspiration struck.
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My father passed away three weeks ago. In the days prior to and after his passing, I was too brokenhearted and emotionally exhausted to focus on anything, let alone write. Nothing mattered to me anymore -- not my writing or my big dreams. Then I read Steal Like an Artist, a terrific little book by Austin Kleon. A day later, Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween promo inspired me to create a 31 Days of Writing plan for myself. Now I finally feel ready to write.
So today I'm going to sit down at my desk, open my laptop, and see what happens.
No more procrastinating. No more excuses. I have a story to finish.