We’ve had our house on the market for 5 months. There’s alot of damage to our home that insurance won’t cover, so we are just trying to get out from under it. The price has been dropped a couple of times, but a week ago it was dropped enough to get some interest. Three to four showings a day!
Oh. My. Goodness.
It is so difficult to keep the house in order with a family, especially with me working full time. Yet, I have to wonder why in the world don’t I keep it straight like this ALL the time! Yes, I nag the family alot more. Yes, I am grouchy when things are out of place. But, oh, it feels like the slobs have left the premises, and it is ever so nice to walk into a straight and uncluttered home.
All it takes is a little more effort on my part. Discipline. Forging through, even though I really don’t want to. Making things happen, even though I would rather expend my energies elsewhere.
It makes me wonder what would happen if I transfered this same type of energy to my writing. I keep thinking of the interview I did with K.M Weiland and how she writes for 2 hours a day, from 4-6p.m. It is not an all day affair. Just 2 hours. What would happen if I set an hour aside and made that The Writing Hour. Just think of the possibilities.
For you writers out there, what is the average amount of time each day you spend on your WIP?