Wednesday, June 7, 2017

IWSG: Broken Promises of Writing Time

It's IWSG day, a monthly event author Alex Cavanaugh started to get writers sharing about insecurities and other stuff going on in their lives.
I know I'm posting really late Wednesday night. I have been crazy busy with work, family, and it's also the last week of school before summer break at my daughter's school, etc...  

But if I am extremely disciplined, I can finish off my workload for next week and have a free week to work on my novel! I have to admit that I've been somewhat neglecting my novel because of all my other responsibilities. But the idea of a juicy week to indulge in my WIP is really motivating me to keep burning the midnight oil. 

My cynical side keeps reminding me of the times the promises I made to myself of free time were broken when something unexpected came up (e.g. a suddenly comatose laptop, a power outage, someone gets sick) to infringe on that free time so that the free time was never more. Sometimes just the thought of losing the free time I worked so hard for slows me down.

But I've been working on my WIP long enough that I just need to do what it takes to finish it, even if it means pushing myself to earn a week of free time with the risk of losing it. 

What unexpected things have infringed on your writing time?