Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Distractions abound! Everywhere I look they are there. Even if I keep my eyes closed, they are there. Whether it's going to work or being invited to lunch by grandchildren, sticking to my schedule is really tough.

Writing requires blocks of time to sit down and get it done. These are difficult for me to find. There always seems to be something that 'needs' to intrude. Trying to prioritise what's important and what can wait is not the easiest task in the world.

I always want work to wait, but because I enjoy eating and sleeping indoors on a regular basis, it cannot. I never want my grandchildren to wait, but I know that delayed gratification is an important character building exercise they must learn to tolerate, and they must wait.

Living as a disciplined person, writer, or whatever, is too hard. It makes me want to whine. Even though whining can be gratifying, it is never productive. It boils down to making the right choice. Doing the hard thing. Placing my bottom in the chair and getting the writing done.

Now that I've said that, I must act accordingly, say goodbye and get back to work. See ya.


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