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Life is about figuring out your priorities. What you put at #1 is going to push something else down to #2, #5, #10, etc.

Writers constantly make choices on where to place their writing. I make no secret of the fact that it takes me a long time to write something of publishable quality. This is because  for most months out of the year, I can dedicate no more than 30 minutes 4-5 times a week to writing.

Why is that? Other priorities are immutable:

  • My family
  • Exercise/yoga
  • Work
  • Friends

After all of those things are taken care of, then I can write. Or realistically, I write early in the day before the competing interests wake up.

Enjoy more on this topic by Jan Priddy in this excellent Brevity blog post:

by Jan Priddy In his 1943 novel, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Wallace Stegner blames the life struggles of Bo Mason on the drag of his responsibilities for his wife and children. Without them, Bo might have become a great man. Can anyone expect to make a life in the arts while simultaneously supporting themselves and […]

via If Wishes Were Horses — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog