Thursday, November 20, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

I'm trying to get back into the rhythm of writing again. I've never had to write while working a 40-hour week before, and it's a struggle. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. If you click over to the right on my Nano progress, you'll see the lack thereof.

However, I believe that if God wants me to do this, He will make a way. I've been trying to write while the kids are doing homework at night. Also, once things settle down a bit at my job and I have my lunches free, I'm hoping to write during lunch when I can too.

I wanted to use Nano as a reminder to try and write each day. I haven't been successful at that but I can try again each day. And this weekend I went to the ACFW Indiana chapter meeting and heard Dennis Hensley speak. Being around other writers and listening to a terrific speaker really helped me feel motivated to write again.

On a sort-of related note, I finished reading Courting Miss Adelaide, a LI Historical, by Janet Dean. It was thoroughly delightful and on top of it, I got to meet Janet at the ACFW Indiana meeting. She is such a sweet lady. So if you love historicals, this is one to get.

So is anyone else out there struggling or is it just me? (Please say it's not just me!) Anyone have any great ideas they want to share?


Elaina M. Avalos said...

It's not just you! I struggle with this constantly. My job is emotionally taxing so when I get home, the last thing on my mind is diving into my novel. But I need to! Honestly, I don't have any tips other than to say that I think we have to force ourselves to sit down and do it. What is it that they say? If you do something for six weeks it becomes a habit? I'd love for my habit to be that the writing gets done before I check email or Facebook or whatever. :)

Jennifer Tiszai said...

I think you're right about the habit thing. If I at least wrote something on it everyday, or kept it at the forefront of my mind, then I'd make progress.

So why are bad habits so much easier to form than good ones? said...

It's not just you.

If you find a way to pull it off, let me know.