It never fails. No matter what project I am working on, no matter how quickly the ideas are flying out of my head, and the pen is moving across the paper (or my fingers are striking the keyboard), something comes up. Always.
And do you know why? Though writing is one of the loves of my life, that I truly do live for the written word, I actually have a life, and life is messy. It cannot be lived without running into problems. Bumping into obstacles. Being sidelined by roadblocks along the way. For instance…
- Snow days, the kids are home…and they need attention every 5 seconds
- Sick days, and not for you, but again, for your kids…and again, they need attention. And rest.
- Doctor’s appointments
- Dentist appointments
- School meetings
- A day job with a billion and one deadlines
- Grocery shopping
- House cleaning
- Car problems
- Late buses
- Legal issues
- Relationships in general
This list could go on, and on, and on….with no end in sight. And for most people, it does.
But so what! If writing is your passion, then you will find a way to work around all those little things that not only interrupt your writing in general, but interrupt your life as a whole. Because writing, like any other job you could do, will always get side-tracked and as a professional, it is you responsibility to find a way to your success. To make it happen…for you.
Is it easy? Hell no. But then again, what really is…