Learning Curve

We are four days into the new year and I am already learning a lot. First thing I’m learning is, carving out substantial time for myself = hard.

Second thing I’ve learned is, damn, I love to write.

Clearly, I’ve got to make this work. Other than what I am doing at this very moment, which is fobbing off my son, who wants me to make him breakfast. While I love to binge-write, that is no longer possible given my life right now. (Quick pause while I feed my son.)

So today, I’ve packed a notebook and pens galore to take with me wherever we go. If I have a few minutes to myself, I can get some words down. I know how I want the next scene in my novel to go, and I’m outlining another book — I think I can manage some of that, at least, in ten-minute chunks.

Of course there’s always waking up earlier, which I often do for clients. The trick is going to be to make it a habit for myself. And easy. And fun. Right now I’ve got “hot coffee” and “bagels,” but I’m afraid if I have only food to use as a lure, my word count won’t be the only thing increasing in size this year…

I’ll let you know what else I come up with and if you have tricks to share, all advice is greatly appreciated!


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