For me, it is much easier to keep a pattern once it is established, than to start a new pattern. A perfect example is my recent sewing. Earlier this month I hooked up my sewing machine for the first time in months. Over the course of the day I quilted half of a large lap quilt. That night I packed up my sewing machine so we could eat on the dinning room table the next day.
On Sunday I remembered that I still hadn’t sewn a bag for a small toy set my son has. I pulled out the sewing machine and made a zippered pouch to keep his set together. I started and finished a project I had been putting off for months in a few hours, and that was with some ‘help’ from my son. I have no doubt that if I hadn’t been sewing on Friday I wouldn’t have end up sewing on Sunday. I had started a pattern and it was easy to continue it. (Since then I have also completed a small project for my husband)
What does this have to do with writing? Well, I have been having trouble finding the time to write for about a month. However, after thinking about my recent sewing I am starting to think the problem isn’t finding the time to write, but finding the time to start writing. For the next month I am not going to think about how I am going to fit in writing each and every day or even three times a week. Instead I am going to think about when I can write next. I’m going to take it one step at a time as they say.
How often do you write? Do you find it easy to find the time, or is it something your struggle with regularly?