Saturday, June 20, 2015

Interruptions, Interruptions

Last week I discussed how to be consistent in your writing by working at it one step at a time. As I have tried to do that I have become frustrated. The more I think about simply stepping through to do the next thing I have come up against many interruptions and have become angry at myself, situations and at others.

But, when I stopped and thought about it, there was no reason for anger. I forgot that life will always have interruptions and I won’t ever have an open window of time, totally free of disruptions and changes in plans because we live in a world with other people and events which are unpredictable.

Okay, I accept this as truth. How do we, because I know we all deal with this, put this frustration at bay?

Daily remind yourself that you can’t control all aspects of your life. Do set up priorities and evaluate when you should say no. Then realize there will be times you may have to put your writing plans on hold.

Work diligently when the opportunity is there; even the small amounts of time. Don’t waste the time or you will have regrets.

Take a deep breath and don’t let your frustration be directed at someone who doesn’t deserve it.

How about you? How do you keep your frustration at bay when you do not feel you are accomplishing your writing goals?

Saturday, June 13, 2015

One Step Forward

I have just returned from the writers conference I attend each year. I met people who love to write, those who want to write and some who make a living writing. Those who have books and articles published were searching for their next project.

It is good to talk with other writers and be encouraged and inspired by them. But, now I am home and I have to be diligent and continue to write. 

Sometimes I don’t know where to start, I have so many notes and possibilities from last week. When I'm not sure what to do first, I journal and pray and take that first step. 

Sometimes after you take that first step, the next step becomes plain to you. Don’t stop stepping forward toward your goals.

How about you? 
How do keep on track to complete a project?