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Never Too Late 2

I’m late. My goal is to post something about the writing process (or life–thin line) every Tuesday. Granted, I’ve only missed my self-imposed deadline by 90 minutes, but I still kind of hate that.

I’m not going to whine about it, though. Not any more, at least. Instead, I’m inclined to make a point. I’ve said this before, but it really can’t be said enough. When it comes to writing or any other life goal you have, it’s never too late. I know how trite and cliché that sounds, but it’s absolutely true. If you’re still breathing, you can still write.

Plenty of people, myself included, have spent wasted hours, days, and even years droning on about how we should be writing and how we almost certainly could have already been published if only we’d actually taken to the task. But for all that passionate lament, pen never quite makes it to paper.

Look, if you want to write, write. If you feel your life would be fuller, happier, more satisfying, or more in line with your ideals if you did something you’re not currently doing, stop crying about it and start doing it. Consider this your kick in the ass. As The Avett Brothers sang, “Decide what to be, and go be it.”

It’s that simple.

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About Ash Martin
Ash Martin writes dark fantasy and horror, has a thing for classic monster legends, Nordic mythology, coffee, and sarcasm, and is currently working on multiple books.

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