I used to stay on top of things. I used to be very diligent and organized, a self-starter. I still am those things, but motherhood is changing me. Now, I’ve begun to get into the habit of putting things off. I build things up in my head and get overwhelmed and am slower to get things accomplished.
My writing is one thing that I put off. No, wait, I take that back. I do make sure to get my blogging writing done, but remember that novel I said I wanted to pick up again? Yeah. That one that I started about three years ago and haven’t touched in two years? Yeah. That one. I really want/need to get started on it again.
But, I keep putting it off. It keeps being pushed to the bottom of my to-do list each day, not because I don’t have the time (I could make the time). It’s pushed down there because I don’t want to make the time.
Priorities. That how writing happens. It happens when we make it a priority to write. Without making it a priority, guess what? It won’t happen.
But today, tonight, I’m going to make that novel a priority. I’m going to write something for that novel tonight.
Wish me luck.
Novel writers: How do you stay motivated to keep writing? Are you a daily writer?