Write for 15 minutes every day.
That’s a rule I preach to every class I’ve ever taught. I realized recently that I’m breaking that rule. Editing student work, organizing classes, editing work from my critique group, and helping others promote our book, Why We Walked Away. Somehow my own writing gets left out of my schedule. The test is the back cover of my next novel Delaney’s Hope. I’ve been working on that back cover for weeks. I should be able to do that in a few hours, counting rewrites, but I can’t seem to finish it. Something has to change in my life and I’m not sure what. Should I:
- Teach less
- Block out the first period in the day
- Think about what’s important to me – writing or all these other things
- Cancel my email. (I don’t think that’s a good idea)