Friday, June 4, 2010
Finding Time to Write
three blog posts now. That counts. But what I mean is that I haven't worked at all on my WIP and I feel as though I'm not only having a hard time finding the time to write, but sometimes feel that I'm losing time. I have to remember that just because I'm not going forward, it doesn't mean I'm going backward. Nor is time standing still.
Work has been extremely hectic lately with reports due and a special event to plan, so I've put in some extra hours. I've also been catching up on some website work on my days off. I've been blessed to have almost two weeks migraine free to help get me through the the busy season.
So what's a writer to do?
It's OK that I haven't been able to write much. The "write every day" thing can make one feel very guilty. I prefer to "write diligently" and consider the overall picture, not just the daily grind. I'm just doing what I can and being a writer is only part of who I am. My WIP is still there. And Hopefully I can pick it up again and enjoy the process of making progress. In the meantime . . . I do what I can and prioritize my roles and responsibilities. Writing is just one of them.
How about you? What keeps you from writing?