Writing Where t is a Factor

Time (t) is the enemy of all writers. It was certainly mine this weekend — I accomplished nothing. Granted, in my case, that was because I regularly placed other priorities ahead of my writing.

This is something that has frequently been a problem since I departed college — time, or lack thereof, has a serious negative impact on my writing. The two key points where I’m impacted are:

  1. Productivity
  2. Loss of narrative thread

The first of these is somewhat obvious. If you’re not consistently making the time to write, you’re simply not going to produce much.

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The Working Life

ZenHabits has a great piece on how to keep yourself focused while at work. Obviously, blogging about the article is a way to lose focus.

Life on a Card

Photo by Mrs Magic. Licensed under the Creative Commons.

It’s amazing how easy it is to procrastinate, even with a life that includes a full-time job, part-time job, girlfriend, writing, training, and so on. Fighting the procrastination has been part of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2007 and 2008. (The resolution was/is “be more awesome.”)

A few years ago, I was on the GTD (Getting Things Done) bandwagon. The thing is, GTD requires a complete overhaul of habits and it demands them all at once.

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