Today’s question, and my response:
Carolina Slade has spunk, and she’s not afraid to use it. How will you have spunk in upholding and protecting your desire to write?
Writing is part of my daily life. I decided that 5 years ago, when with great trepidation, I walked into a writing group with nothing but the desire to write, and a blank spiral notebook. Like anything worthwhile in life, it takes time, determination, a strong sense of commitment, and excellent time management skills to balance writing with my other obligations. These include my family, volunteer commitments, a part-time job, and of course the everyday chores and responsibilities in life. I have to plan carefully to carve out the time to write (including index cards and a pen stuffed in my back pocket whenever I take the dog for a walk), but nobody is going to take my writing time away from me. Grrr!