Too Busy to Write Blog for RMFW


  1. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey February 5, 2014 at 10:16 am .

    Hi Terri, and thanks for being our guest today. I find I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to time management, so I set aside blocks of “mini-retreat” time for writing. And one of the writer organizations I belong to hosts a four-hour coffee shop “write-In” once a month which is great for those of us who need the (silent) moral support of other writers all working away in the same room.

    1. Terri
      Terri March 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm .

      I love doing the blog. If nothing else, it makes me sit and write and think about writing when I’d otherwise be fretting over bills or work. I find myself “hiding out” to write more often than not, and have joined some other writers for weekend retreats and get thousands of words done. Write on!

  2. Dean K Miller
    Dean K Miller February 5, 2014 at 11:02 am .

    On the opposite side of this coin, I take time to say “No writing for (fill in time slot.)” Writing does take a great deal of focus and energy, and for me, if I don’t recharge my batteries, I end up buried in bowl of over-buttered popcorn and a crappy movie, lamenting both the non-writing and the junk calories. But this dang freezing weather makes it easy to write instead of fly fish, but I’ll need to recharge somewhere else. But no matter what, write I will. (Have pen and pad, will travel.)

    1. Terri
      Terri March 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm .

      I agree. Once I get started, I just want to keep going and going. But for me, too often I get stopped by outside circumstances. Keep up the writing until the fish start calling, then write about fish?

      1. Dean K Miller
        Dean K Miller March 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm .

        Always write about the fish! They need our voices to speak for them.

  3. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek February 6, 2014 at 6:27 am .

    My life-schedule got all wonky this past year and I’m struggling to find my balance again. I think for me, insecurity takes over. I find the time to work on writing related things because it is such hard work to focus on the main project.

    1. Terri
      Terri March 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm .

      Are you going to the retreat this month? I think I got stuck on a weekend work thing, but if it (hopefully) falls through, I’ll be there!

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