When I have the time to write, I often lack the focus.
When I have the energy to write, I often lack the time.
When I have the focus to write, I often lack the energy.
So if my blog suffers slightly because of it and I don't have exactly three posts on exactly three topics on exactly Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, it's probably because I'm watching TV with my son and laughing my head off. Or maybe because I'm at gymnastics with my kids AND the grocery store on the same night. Or maybe because I actually ran two miles in the morning and cooked dinner that night.
Whatever the excuse, it's truly not because I don't want to, but the laundry has to be done, the dishes have to be washed, and the bills have to get paid. Shucks, really? I had the whole day off, for once, (and my children had to use today to make up snow days) and I STILL didn't do any writing. Alas, I whine, but the feeling may always be there...that there is never enough time or energy or focus. Mostly time. Then energy. Then focus. But I AM writing now. So right now, I have all three, and that is a good thing.
- Today's writing tip: Even if it's just TEN minutes, take time to write. (That's how long it took me to write this post.) Maybe fifteen...
- Today's grain of gratitude: That I had some time alone with my husband. Now I don't feel guilty about taking some time alone to write.
What about you guys? How do you find more time and energy to write?
Keep on keepin' on...