So, I was reading about motivation, about the ways to keep you focused on your writing, about the self-discipline of writing and stick to it. There are tons of things we know we have to do, we've read them again and again, some we have tried some we are still trying to do. Establish a routine, say no to sudden invitations from friends when writing is on schedule, make a schedule, close your door and let the chaos outside, read, create your writing space.
I agree with each and every one of those "rules" or advices, you can call them as you like. All those things listed above and many other you'll encounter while searching the internet for motivational words, are possibly true and you know you have to find those that will work for you. And you should do that.
But if I tried to summarize it all in one sentence. Then I would say that in order to start and keep writing, you need guts!
And let me tell you why.
If you have guts to see it through, to finish that book, to write another, to get better and better, when you're angry that you don't have time to write, when you feel empty without it, then who's stopping you? You know you want it, you know what it takes to do it. So take that step, find the guts to leave what needs to be left behind and don't complain. Stop bullshitting yourself and find the guts!
Find the guts and then you'll be free to travel as far and as long as you wish in this journey we call writing. It’s solely up to your guts!