Let's pretend like I did not miss the last two months of blogging. Let's also pretend like I did not miss the entire month of April and the A to Z challenge which was so successful last year, and that I did not put it on my goals for 2022.
Now I will pretend like I have a good answer for the May question for the Insecure Writers Support Group.
Awesome co-hosts for
today last week:
4 15 question - It's the best of times; it's the worst of times. What are your writer highs (the good times)? And what are your writer lows (the crappy times)?
My writer life is completely enslaved by my other lives. When my overall life is high, then the writing is high, too. I feel great when I can stick to my routine, when I can stay in contact with my writing buddies and writing coaches. I make plenty of progress when everyone else in my house is content and nothing else needs my attention.
Writing lows strike when there is any sort of imbalance. For example the mess on my desk right now. I really want to stop and fix it. I also want to do some exercise, fold some laundry, weed my garden, play games with my kids...
So it would seem, I could come up with a thousand excuses not to spend time writing. So are the crappy times really because of life distractions, or because I am not motivated to make time for writing? Seems like a cyclical argument!
Do you have to keep a strict routine to do the things you want to do? When do you let yourself slide?
Thanks for pretending...
Like you, I have a lot of other things that I need to get done in life. I try to set aside at least 30 minutes a day for writing most days. I'm finding that I make progress when I write consistently, even if it's not for hours at a time.ReplyDelete
That's a crappy thing called being an adult. Everything wants our time.ReplyDelete
Sorry, you might have to rejoin the list after missing two months...