If I recorded in a journal each night how I spent my day, it would not look
anything like what I claim to prioritize. (You all know what I'm talking about.
Do you prioritize Facebook? Twitter? Television?)
Maybe we just need daily reminders of our priorities.
I decided I needed to make dates with my writer self.
And keep them.
This month I had two appointments on my calendar for updating
my blogs. It worked! Although, I didn't get the task finished, I made major progress.
My mouth dropped open when I really dug in and saw how outdated my pages were. Some of my sidebar links were no longer pointing to anything. A few were still working but quite dated, and better off gone. (Don't investigate yet--I'm not done.)
I spent the most time on my farm blog. A little voice asked me why I would waste time there if my
book was a priority. I thought about it...
Writing a blog is good exercise. Not for the body, but for the writer's brain.
Besides, I have things to write about that don't belong in a novel.
And I enjoy writing.
You know the old saying: If you don't use it, you lose it! So I'm using it.
Are you stuck in a rut? Does writer's block have you avoiding your WIP?
Write something else. Write a poem.
Write an essay. Write a blog.
I have a date with my book.
It's on my calendar in April.
I have given myself advance notice.
Whatever it is you've been putting off, why not mark you calendar?
Do it now.
Do it now.