The Sacred Writing Time Pledge, 2013

On New Year’s Day of 2012, I created and posted the Sacred Writing Time Pledge. I’d like to invite my writing friends and colleagues to take the pledge for the first time, or renew from last year.

Writers write. Writers who get published complete work and submit that work to agents and editors. It’s how it works. The way to write for publication is to commit to it. That means nothing–and no one–stands in the way of your writing goals. For 2013, consider taking – or renewing – the pledge below:


The Sacred Writing Time Pledge


I ____________ (<-your name) do solemnly swear to devote _________ amount of time each day to Sacred Writing Time. That means no one and nothing disturbs this time, including myself.

I will work at __________ (<-location). When you, the undersigned, see me at this location, you will respect my Sacred Writing Time and not disturb me unless there is blood flowing from multiple places on someone’s body.

Signatures: __________________(<-yours) _________________________(<-your family’s)

Best of luck to all of you in your writing endeavors for 2013!


5 thoughts on “The Sacred Writing Time Pledge, 2013

  1. Thank you for the pledge. I copied it into my writing notebook and signed it. I’ll copy it into my journal and sign there, too. Most important, I’ll print it out and tape it to the my laptop. My husband never bothers me. The Internet and I take care of that ourselves.


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