Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Planning for Writing

Well, that title was what I was planning to write about. Where I started and what I'm going to end up writing are not the same.

But they are both about writing. And about making a plan. Or planning to make a plan.


I originally started with "I am still steeped in theatre." Which is a true statement. From there I went on to say more about being steeped in theatre, which I love, but which takes more output than the money coming in. Which necessitates maintaining a certain level of other paid work to meet financial responsibilities.

And that was where I found myself on the "sit and spin" cycle.

So I set off down the internet path, another place where one can lose time, in search of something to link to or quote from or to support my thoughts on writing and time. The relationship. Or lack of.

And you know how sometimes, the thing you need to read or hear is right there. The first thing in your search or on the bus or in the office when you walk through the door? That happened.


Then there was this one, which early on had the quote "Time is a level playing field" :
xxx ... this second site includes the "Top Ten Time-Wasting Strategies" - ideas to keep the creative juices flowing even when you think you can't.

So that's it.

Or to at least plan for the time when I can. That is my other strategy - look for the times when I can write more freely, flowingly, deeply. And put it in the books. Look for a time when I can take a retreat and write. At least writing is staying in the playing field and it isn't lost under the pile of scheduling and plays and work like in the past. My writing is still present.