However, that’s committing assumicide. Why you ask, well, because:
* There’s still the normal household things to do
* I have two blogs: my weekly blog and, part time 5 Scribes and their Stories
* I’m on Facebook and Twitter
* I’m designing my Linked In and Pinterest accounts
* I visit with friends
* I attend church activities
* I’m vice president of Christian Writers of the West
When I looked at my list, I realized something profound! There are gaps in my day.
So, what else takes my time away from writing:
* Playing Solitaire (my think time). Really!
* Spending too much time blogging and on Facebook
* Not going on a motorcycle ride in over a week (I plan my stories while I’m on the bike). My husband’s working on a way for me to write while we’re riding. Oh, and yes, I am the passenger.
I reluctantly concluded that I’m not using my time effectively. I’m stalling, procrastinating. It wasn’t always that way. I used to get up in the morning plotting. Throughout the day, I pictured scenes in my head. At night, I couldn’t go to sleep because I was working on a particular dialogue that needed tweaking.
So, what changed?
I did. I’m my worst enemy. Looking back, I realized that I’ve been focusing on criticisms for months. I know criticisms are a part of a writers’ life. I know that I need to study all comments and dwell on what the majority of them are saying. I know. I really do.
So why don’t I do it?
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