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A couple of weeks ago, I went home to see my parents--which means I spent every morning hiding in my bedroom, trying to get some writing done. I thought about you all--about how I can’t be the only person trying to slip some writing in before being carried away by the raucous flood that family visits always turn out to be. I started talking with you all in my head, the way I do when an idea is coming to me. Then I thought, wait, haven’t we talked about this before?
It turns out we have--in great detail. And that’s because no matter how well things are going with your writing--it’s still a practice.
Sure, it gets easier. You learn to show up for yourself and your work more often than not. Best of all, you learn to recover without drama when you slip up. But despite all that, writing is still a devotion. It’s a dedication. The same derailments show up day after day, year after year. They just wear different outfits in hopes of disguising themselves.
If someone or something else always seems to need you when you should be writing, check out this post from the InkWell archive. It’ll help you make your writing fit your life (instead of the other way around)
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