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Daily Challenges (Excuses)

8 Sep

My noisy husband and daughter converse and scuffle about in the same room as I’m writing this post.

Writing can be challenging. Not because  I don’t have the time or can’t find the words. Rather, it’s due to the daily life situations we all deal with.

Right now I’m working with my stressed out daughter in helping her get ready for college, juggling family needs and looking for a new job. Now I need to clean my home before my brothers visit us today. We only have two hours to neaten up our place.

My daughter says, “Mom, get off the computer. We have to clean the house.”

“Okay. As soon as I finish my post.”

You see, I can’t use  these challenges as an excuse not to write. If I do, I will never get any writing done.

I look at it this way: challenges are good  for my nerves and self-discipline.

Family serves as rich component in writing.

Here’s to reality writing :).


Overcoming Being too Busy to Write

18 Jul

Many writers are in the midst of a life crisis, such as unemployment (one would think that unemployed folks have all the time in the world–they don’t), family illness, divorce or moving to a new home.

Other writers are not in the midst of a life challenging drama, but  work full time during the day and come home, tired, exhausted or burned out–plus they have a spouse and/or children to contend with. I found a refreshing excerpt from http://www.writers digest.com Writing At Night: The Top 10 Challenges Writers Experience & How to Overcome Them from author Aine Greaney.

What are your tips for staying on track?

Writer with a Day Job

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