Thursday, February 10, 2011

MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT

Hello All,
I wanted to take a moment to reflect on making every moment count when it comes to your writing. As writers, we often think that if we can't get in one solid hour of page filling work, then we've been completely useless. We've all done it. Hell, I've gone through the roller coaster of self-hatred when I just couldn't get any words on the page...no matter what I tried. But I think it's time to let go of that archaic thinking and expand our minds to be more forgiving and more open.

Last night, I was at work until 4:00 pm, I had to miss my workout, and then I had my lovely (and yet rowdy) niece with me until my mom came to relieve me around 8:00 pm. With eating, de-stressing, and evening rituals to do, I thought there would be no way for me to get in the hour of writing time I'd planned for. But instead of pouting and beating myself up, I sat down and got in thirty minutes. It wasn't much, and I only got through about three pages of work, but it was farther along than when I woke up that morning...and it was enough work to get me to the next scene of my story, which I'm really excited to write.

Then it hit me...even a few moments of quiet writing time, on top of one another, is better than none. I need to evolve and do something if I truly want to be productive. I can't always wait around for the perfect conditions. Sometimes I have to push forward.

I went to sleep last night feeling good, with a new mindset for the future.

Happy Writing!!!

2 comments:

  1. Congrats, Kena. I've had far less time with you and probably haven't written nearly as much!

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