By: Victoria Grefer
I know it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post anything, so I figured, as I’m trying to make time to come back to blogging (and especially to working on my fiction) after starting a new teaching job, it made sense to focus on a topic that has really been on my mind this week and even for the last few months:
How do we make time to write when THERE IS NO TIME?
There are so many things that pull all writers in different directions. Some of us struggle with the stresses that come along with financial issues, or problems at work, or sick loved ones, or even personal illnesses.
So many of us have demanding jobs, especially in this economy which seems, in almost every industry, to have multiplied the demands made of workers who are, at the same time, experiencing hiring freezes and pay raise freezes at their companies.
So many have of us have young children, and thus not only the responsibility, but also the fruitful and loving joy of teaching and nurturing them, while we learn from them at the same time.
It’s easy–and some cases, justifiable and even necessary–to put writing on the back burner. It happens. I’m not talking here about situations where there is a moral responsibility to be focusing on other things.
I’m talking about those times when we are capable of making time to write, when nothing is holding us back, but it’s a difficult and daunting task to get organized. Here are some tips I have found to be helpful to me, personally.
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