NaNoWriMo is days away. (Could the Office of Letters and Light be a little less dramatic with the "countdown" clock?) Okay, so it's exciting and anxiety inducing. But I'm committed. At the very least, I'll write SOME words each day in November. I give some a broad definition.
However, I do believe in commitment. It makes up for many missed opportunities, mistakes, false starts and general distractions. Distractions, or more specifically, obligations, keep me away from the book I'm writing. NaNoWriMo will help me finish it.
W.H. Murray wrote about commitment:
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation),
there is one elementary truth
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
that the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then providence moves too.