I’ve caught myself a couple of times saying, “Just a minute. I’m working on my Holidailies post.”
Or “I’ll be right there as soon as I’ve updated my blog.”
Yes, friends. It is that bad. Put the world on hold, I’m updating my blog.
And then I’ll catch myself several times a day, thinking -- What should I put up tomorrow? What can I say? Do I have a picture?
Just as I was about to note the end of myself as a useful person on earth, it occurred to me –
Why don’t I bring that same energy to my writing?
I’ll be right there as soon as I’ve finished this scene, these script pages, a plot reveal, some juicy dialog, Act 2, a line.
But I don’t. I let everything intrude. I wash clothes. I let the dogs out fifty times. I answer the phone. I look at the dust on the furniture. (Yeah, just look. Let’s not go crazy and do something wild like DUST the place. My career is too important to me.)
Several times, I’ve resolved to write first, everything else second, but what actually happens is I write between everything else.
The Holidailies challenge has shown me how little a bit of energy need be to make something important in a day.
So, here I go, to write first and make everything else wait.
Well, except the dogs. That’d just be silly.