Anticipation and Time Management for Writers

Loving the work saves writers time. Actively looking forward to writing is a powerful practice for those of us working to create a writing career within a full-time life. When we love an activity, we prepare for it.

I love my drafting time like I love skiing, and If I know I’m going to be skiing on a weekend, I’ll think about it through the week, with pleasant anticipation. I’ll be ready. I’m not about to waste my skiing hours looking for my boots, or my drafting hours writing with reluctance, or without direction.

Time to do what we truly love is not time we’re likely to approach with worry or distress.

I hope you’ll have another brilliant writing week. Cheers, Mel.

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One thought on “Anticipation and Time Management for Writers

  1. Amen to that. It has taken me a while to learn that preparation beforehand makes for better writing on my part. I used to sit down and prepare to write by clearing the piles of papers off my desk and from my computer. Getting my files together. Finding pertinent notes. All at my designated writing time. When done and ready to actually write, I found my time whittled down to almost nothing. Now I get all the “stuff” out of the way before my designated writing time and when that time arrives, I write. It’s a joy, even the hard parts!

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