Friday, 17 July 2015

Mid-year(ish) check-up

If I post this online I have to stick to it!

It’s just over halfway through the year. I’m in the first week of the last semester of my Masters. I’ve signed on to do a research project. Now it’s the perfect time to procrasti-blog and check on my goals for this year.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Time is made, not found

If you can't find time to write, make time

Clockface with the following text: "Writer's clock, write, write, toss, retrieve, start over, writer's block, adult beverage, write, submit, revise, revise, publish."
Time is the key to writing.
Return of the Jedi is babysitting my son while I plonk away at the keyboard in fingerless mittens, trying to remember whose brilliant idea it was to set up our study in the one room without heating. Star Wars and its sequels have given me about 10 uninterrupted writing hours – and during school holidays I’ll take anything I can get.

Any successful author will tell any emerging writer the same thing: you need to put in the time. If you don’t have the time, make time. And they say it because it works.