Where does one find time to write?
In recent days I have found myself pondering that question. There are multiple things I want to accomplish, but I seem to have forgotten how much time babies take. And how much babysitting seems like “sitting around doing nothing”. So, not only is the house fairly trashed, but the writing isn’t getting done either.
So I guess the mentor for this month should be Kate Chopin. (I think.) If she’s the correct person that I’m thinking of, she had something like eight children. When her husband died, she started cranking out the books to feed everyone…a lucrative idea even then. This was at the turn of the century. So: she did not have a computer; she did not have a husband to shove the kids off on for a few minutes; she did not have a washing machine, vaccuum cleaner, or a nanny, and all she had was twenty four measly hours to crank out classics, a la The Awakening.
I guess it goes back to that whole Cowboy Up thing. But somehow I’d like a more definite plan. How do you guys do it? Is it better to just do a tiny bit (like a paragraph)and give yourself credit for it, so you don’t feel quite so bad? And all this doubt coming right when I’m starting a new, larger project and rewriting FJR.