Sunday, 2 November 2008
Renewal and Procrastination
What a simple incredible discovery I made this week. (Thanks, in part, must go to my dear friend, Kate Allen) Taking the time to write every day has been very powerful. I wrote three out of the five school days this week from 4:00-5:00. The profound daily attitude change was rewarding, to say the least. I started thinking about writing at about noon each day. My only obstacle appears to be Facebook and email. Now, that I have created a space in my day for writing, I feel like I need a little warm up. It's so tempting to check in with others, respond and browse during this writing time. When I finally get around to the hard work of putting new ideas down, I have conveniently taken about half of the hour chatting with others or commenting on their status. Taking it a day at a time, as I do with running and eating seems to be the best way for me to make my goal. And even though the reality of 15 report cards yet to be completed still looms in front of me in today's agenda, the richness of developing a writing life in addition to my reading life continues to make room in my mind.