I read a lot of posts about the new year upon us and new resolutions. For me, 2015 brings a time of reflection and refocus. I mean, so often we make the same resolutions every year, only to see them dashed by the first week of January.
This year, I am reflecting on the goals I had for last year and refocusing to improve results. All the wishes in the world won’t make your goals come true. So I am in for some hard work.
Truth be told, the hard work is the easy part. After all, I LOVE to write. It’s what I do. It’s the time I get to spend on writing that is so difficult to come by.
Last year, I resolved to get up very early (before dawn) and write. This worked out well for a long period of time and I got a lot of writing done. I was starting to get up on my own, without the benefit of an alarm clock. It seemed the characters wanted to tell me their parts of the story! Unfortunately, after several weeks, this time no was not always my own and the wonderful man to who am married and share my life with sometimes forgets that interrupting my train of thought when I am writing is a big NO-NO!!! So, I became less productive. Then I caught a cold and stopped getting up early.
I have come to the conclusion that I need to be more fierce in my demand for writing time. Like right now, I am cooking breakfast while writing this post. Yes, I will still get up before dawn to write and, yes, I will still be interrupted on occasion; but maybe, just maybe, the fierceness will overcome the interruptions and I’ll get this darned book finished!
Happy New Year ad happy writing, everyone!!