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Date Sat Apr-07-12 08:14 AM
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I'm retired, home all day. And my writing is still in fits and starts -- on at least one project. That project just doesn't seem to 'come' in a disciplined way. I've decided to be okay with that.

My thoughts on your situation: You've had a lot of changes and big shifts. It's natural to be a bit scattered for a while. I would think about easing into a new schedule. Feel for your new rhythms -- when does the writing flow and when doesn't it?

It's easy to be too rough on ourselves and that only results in self-loathing rather than progress. You say you wonder if you are going to get 'quite a bit of writing done' while waiting for fares. I think that is fine. You'll find out how your mind works as you get familiar with the job and the time it offers you.

Try writing at the stops, sure, but if it doesn't work that doesn't make you somehow less committed to writing. It might just mean that your creativity doesn't work well in that environment. Not everyone can write just 'anywhere'.

So, I say relax, enjoy the good changes that are coming to you. Of course try writing at the various times allowed by your new schedule, but if you get less of it done, that's okay too. So, maybe your writing will come a bit slower. That's not the end of the world. You will find the right schedule for your writing if you let it come naturally.

--June

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Writing in fits and starts [View all] , Michael E. Walston, Fri Apr-06-12 10:26 PM
  RE: Writing in fits and starts, Erin_M_H, Apr 06th 2012, #1
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #4
RE: Writing in fits and starts, junedrexler, Apr 07th 2012 #2
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #5
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Linda Adams, Apr 07th 2012, #3
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #6
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 07th 2012, #7
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #9
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #12
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #13
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #17
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #16
RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #8
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #10
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #15
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Dreamerscove, Apr 08th 2012, #11
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #14
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #18
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, DianeW, Apr 09th 2012, #19
RE: Writing in fits and starts, CatrinP, Apr 09th 2012, #20

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