Wish you could find more time to write? Join the very large club.
And have you noticed the very moment you try to find more time for writing projects, non-writing items suddenly quadruple in size and urgency?
I’ve realised that trying to “find time” is precisely where we’re going wrong. We need to take it.
We need to grab it, carve off a chunk and protect it from all invaders. Sound a bit too Game of Throne-sy?
Bang on, dear reader. We need to get brutal. There’s only one person on the planet interested in protecting your writing time and that’s you. It’s time to pull up the drawbridge and fill the moat with piranha.
Want to get that project finished this year?
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Already making plans for 2016? Me too.
No matter how often I remind myself I’m on holiday the ol’ grey matter keeps circling back to tasks that lie ahead. Our lives are now so frantic and achievement focused I doubt I’m alone in finding it difficult to truly “turn off” during the holidays.
Annoying? Hell, yes. Productive? Not really.
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Do I actually love my ho-hum ideas?
Not really but I’m learning to embrace them as the creative opportunity that they are.
I know no one likes looking stupid (particularly in front of peers) but the fear that your idea might not be “good enough” keeps you quiet and second guessing rather than letting that idea grow. And if you’re staying schtum, well, it’s lovely to keep your idea tucked away but not exactly productive.
You’ll notice this fear in play when you’re suddenly nervous about telling others your idea or when you decide to just keep it to yourself FOREVER.
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