The thought of a full-time writing career is enormous compared with a current work in progress. But that same work in progress is huge compared with the single sentence each of us is going to compose next.
In the same way, fifteen minutes doesn’t seem like much when we wish we had a whole morning to ourselves to write. But fifteen minutes is enough time to outline an arc in a character’s growth, list twenty ways that boy can meet girl, or write five possible opening lines for your next scene, nailing time, place, and conflict. Small steps like these take us towards the great career goal.
In this way we are better prepared to face the hour of drafting, when we get it, than are many writers who must wrack their brains for a good idea during their drafting time.
All good wishes for your success. Have another brilliant writing day.