Self-Made Promise

Writing Challenge: Oct 9, 2017

Prompt: Write about a promise you made to yourself

I promise that one day I will publish a book. It’s always been a dream of mine- a dream that I have not done much to fulfill. I don’t devote enough time to my unfinished novels, and there are many days that I struggle even to write short poetry or prose to practice my art. I used to be so proud of my work. I used to deem my writing to be something worth reading, but my confidence began to fall steadily faster with each passing year. I make excuses that I lack the time to cover up my laziness. I tell myself that I lack inspiration to disguise my fear. I push it off, knowing that by putting in less than full effort I will never achieve my dream. I also know that if I don’t try I cannot fail.  I play it safe, and keep telling myself “one day”. I promise myself that it won’t always be “one day”. My vague, indefinite “one day” will be “today”.

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