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Busy work

David Gane
David Gane

It’s easy to let busy work get in the way of real work. Yes, dishes, laundry, and lawn mowing must be done. But if writing the book matters most to you, do it first.

One other danger: we often use busy work to avoid the real work.

The real work is scary. It’s sticking our neck out, and it may fail. It’s easier to do busy work to avoid the hard, real work that requires us to show what we are capable (or not capable) of doing.

Do the real work. Take the risk. Stick your neck out.


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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