It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
Whenever I get discouraged about finishing my manuscript it's good to remind myself that if I just write 500 words a day or two pages I can have in done in six months. So that's my new goal until the end of the year 500 words a day, I probably write more than that responding to emails. Today set a goal for the day, the week or for the rest of the year. Can you commit to 500 words a day, it would be nice to think I'm not alone when I'm hitting the keyboard.
Moira Allen has a good article on basic goal setting for writers on her website.
Today be honest with yourself as a writer are you busy with a goal in mind or are you busy but not accomplishing anything. Now get back to work.
The Writing Nag
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