I keep on reading the words ‘you must write everyday’ when coming across interviews or profiles of fiction writers and gurus. And I always feel annoyed afterwards, a bit at them for reminding me what I’m not doing and more at myself for not making the time.
This morning was to be the start of getting back to writing. That was the plan anyway. My wife was bringing the kids to school and I would drive into work early and write. This has been my main way of writing over the past year. I’ve tried to do that two or three times a week. That was until the summer and the school break.
But my daughter obviously didn’t read the plan before bedtime and roared her way through the entire night, tearing up my plan as she did.
I know I’m not writing every day, but I’m constrained by a full time job (so far anyway) and kids. I know, I can hear the tutors, the authors and the gurus tut-tutting at “excuses”. And they’re right. Tomorrow, I’ll start back. That’s the plan.