It's the beginning of October. Not only is it the beginning of a new month it's the beginning of the end. The end of the year, anyway. We have only three months left in 2012, which means it's also the beginning of the holiday season.
Stop freaking out, I'm not the kind of person who gets out Christmas decorations in October. But really, if you have to make Halloween costumes for kids, and if you're like me, you need to start now because last minute Will. Not. Work. Also, I have to start planning for Christmas and finalizing gifts because for one, I want to spread out the financial obligation, and two, we like to make gifts for people and need to avoid the last minute thing we spoke of earlier. Not to mention that any going to family generally need to be mailed before Thanksgiving. Then there's the fact that agents usually stop taking queries in December as they try to clean their desks for the holidays. Put that together and it's time to get working.
If I wait until I hve time to write I'll never write. I have to make time for it. I have to sacrifice other things for it. A finished novel isn't going to fall in my lap, neither is a clear and easy two hours a day to write it in. But making the time for something I love and am passionate about is worth it.
October is going to be my month of progress I'm going to work hard, and get lots done before the crush of November and December. What are you doing in October?