Freedom requires discipline

This weekend I got to hang out with a writer friend and talk about writing at great length. One thing that writers are always really good at is talking about writing –even if they are not so good at actually doing the writing.

She gave me the quote I’m using for the title of this blog and I wanted to share it because it really resonated with me. At first glance it seems like a contradiction; how can discipline lead to freedom? Discipline seems like the self-imposed removal of freedom, but there’s the key, SELF-imposed. You are free to exercise your own discipline, or not as the case may be. 

If you want the freedom to write, to get that publishing deal and put out the novels that are in your head, then you need to find the discipline to write them. Easy really.

So tonight, I’m going to exercise some self-discipline and get some writing done!

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