This blog is all about dishing out advice to writers. I hope it's helpful. But there comes a point where you've got to stop reading about writing, and just get on with doing it.
Yesterday afternoon was free. I'd written in the morning, then decided I'd have a quick scoot round the internet over lunch before returning to editing the never ending book. I scooted. I read lots of interesting articles about writing, from how to structure a novel to writing flash fiction. I had a good time, because reading about writing is one of my favourite things.
But lo - when I finally looked up from my lunch time visit it was no longer lunch time, it was tea time and my lovely free afternoon for my own writing had evaporated. So here's another thing I've learned about writing:
You can read all the advice you like, but at some point you have to get on and do some writing. There's a time for reading and a time for action, and the time for action is probably right now.