On the discovery of discipline


After a long bunch of dreary posts, I thought I might share a little something cheerful.

I’ve started writing again. I mean writing for myself, rather than just for loaded clients and agencies that pay me to write junk for them. And what a number of self discoveries I’ve had since!

Not least important of them is willpower. I’ve never known myself to be a particularly disciplined man. I let myself be run by my distractions and tangents. And that’s not entirely a bad thing in itself. But to see myself willing to cut off from everything else in the world and just write. I’ve never known I had such a thing in me.

I’ve been working on my novel for a few weeks now, but the last couple of days have been such a ride. And that’s due mainly because I’ve decided to not let anything else take over. The desire to finish this one is bigger than anything else right now. And I’m secretly proud of it, too.

All I need now is luck from all the places it can come from. Wish it to me good folks, that I might finish this piece and soon get it published!


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6 thoughts on “On the discovery of discipline

  1. The best of luck!
    90% of writing a novel is just sitting yourself down to actually write something! It’s so easy to get distracted…

    • I absolutely agree with your comment, Michelle. But I’m also beginning to notice that the other 10% can, in itself, be quite a task sometimes. No?


      • Indeed… I was, for once, quite disciplined in writing a short story, but I’m still struggling with my villain’s motives. And I kind of need them for writing the ending…
        Inspiration just doesn’t care about discipline!

      • Touche! And all luck for your story. πŸ™‚


      • You too! πŸ˜‰

  2. Aal Da Bast hain ji! πŸ™‚

    And oh, I totally love the feeling of being cut off from the world, when you think your making a dent in the universe! Enjoy it. πŸ™‚


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