Ever have one of those days? One of those weeks? Maybe for you it lasts a little longer?
I'm working on three books right now. One I am editing again for the billionth time; the other two I am waiting for inspiration to finish the endings. Then the rewrites. But it seems I keep getting interrupted somehow.
I belong to a writers group called Writers Interrupted. Check the link out on this page if you don't belong. It is for writers who get interrupted by life. I was interrupted yesterday when my car was hit by a careless driver. Had to sit along the road for an hour while the local sheriff wrote up the paperwork. Made me late for my hair appointment and then I missed going to the bank and store cause I got caught in a huge thunderstorm.
I will be interrupted further tomorrow when I fly to Seattle to see my grandson on his first birthday. (So I will be blogging from the Bothel area for a few days.)
But not all interruptions are bad--like the trip to see family. But sometimes I get bogged down because I let the intrusions happen and my writing suffers first.
I interviewed about fourteen writers at the ICRS this year and asked each of them if they work on a schedule. Almost all of them block off time for writing in their day and on their monthly calendar. They try to minimize those interruptions when they can because they are serious about their craft--their ministry--and their commitment to God to do what He has called them to do.
So as I get up today and look at my list of to dos, how much time will I set aside for doing what I know I should be doing? It is a hard job being disciplined as a freelance writer but the rewards are great!