If I write everyday I won't be doing my dishes or cleaning the bathroom before I start.
I teach piano by 8:15 am most mornings. I know, who made that crazy schedule? My writing time is 7:00-8:00am with some stopovers during the day when I have a break. So, I will be unable to wash the breakfast dishes or clean the bathroom before the students come. This urgency to use my limited time makes my writing experience a bit clandestine, even a bit secretive. My family never reads my blog so I write for an audience that is largely unknown. What I know of you, dear reader, is what you choose to reveal and what you know of me is limited to what feels true today.
Limits are both good and bad. For me choosing from a smaller amount of alternatives has helped me be more decisive. I love Five Minute Friday for that reason. Writing a few good paragraphs is a challenge. Of course, some days I long for just another hour to develop my ideas. My writing will happen in small chunks. Planning will be the key and that can be done in my head even while I do dishes or should I say it? It can be done even when I'm listening to a little musician play her scales.
I am so grateful for this writing group and the book by Ann and Charity. Many more skills are in my back pocket. Thank-you so much to those who have made helpful and positive comments. I know you in a more personal way. Let's keep going and popping in on each other's blog.
I am joining fellow writers on Kate Motaung's blog who are doing a bi-weekly online discussion group.We are using On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits For A Writing Life That Lasts by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig. I am personally reading Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg as inspiration.
I will be writing 31 days in October and my topics will be things I'm learning from the book Rising Strong by Brené Brown. Making this statement is starting the butterflies in my brain.