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Counter Pull

Photo Credit:  Yaunik Chovin

     This is the hardest part about writing:

  • The phone rings (Requests outnumber friends calling to chat)
  • There are mountains of laundry that still must be scaled (back)
  • Bills still need to be paid
  • The Day Job
  • Other Commitments
  • We’re hungry
  • Could you help with ….
  • The phone rings again (another request is on hold)

Sometimes life is counterintuitive to writing.  We are brimming with ideas and we have no time.  We have insomnia again but our great ideas and stories are tucked in bed and are sleeping soundly.    We’re so exhausted when we finally sit down to write, all that comes out is word salad.  Great ideas sometimes simmer in obscurity for a while, until we have time to reduce them to their essential truth. 

How do you make time to write?  Drop everything when inspiration hits?  Schedule “writing time” in your calendar?  What works best for you?

What is your secret to fighting counter pull?

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.             Khalil Gibran