You Can’t Do Everything, All At Once

For any writer, no matter whether starting off, or with many years tucked under the belt, this is very, very wise advice

Novelty Revisions

In college, I made the mistake of trying to do everything in one year.

It was not a good year.

In retrospect, I accomplished almost nothing, I lost most of my friends, and I ended that very long year extremely unhappy and unwell.

You just can’t do it all. See it all. Be it all.

At least, not all at once.

I know there’s this sense of urgency that comes with every new idea that comes to your mind. I’ve felt it. We all have. And there’s nothing more overwhelming than sitting alone, surrounded by five different could-be winning projects, knowing you can’t juggle them all — but really, really wishing you could.

But just because it feels like you have to take it all on, as soon as possible, doesn’t mean you should try.

You have time. I know it doesn’t seem like there’s ever enough. But that’s because…

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3 thoughts on “You Can’t Do Everything, All At Once

    1. There are times when some part of the mind ( a piece which has nothing to do with writing) intervenes and says ‘OK. I’m stepping in here. Your vibes are messing up my work. You either do no writing for a day. Or you do ‘that’ and no more!’
      When that whisper comes, as it will, take its advice. If it’s only for a day or so the break from trying make decisions is most refreshing.
      All the best.

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