Click the arrow for a brief intro by Nancy [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://nancyhendrickson.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/what-is-on-your-plate.mp3″]
Before I went to bed last night I thought about all of the time I spend taking care of things that have nothing to do with writing. I’m sure you know what I mean: promotion, networking, planning . . . all of those non-writing things that most of us writers don’t really love.
It frustrates me to have so much on my plate because it doesn’t feel like it supports my inner journey of reflection, reading, jotting notes, or just daydreaming about the things I want to write. While the promotional stuff is critical, the rest (notes, daydreaming, etc) is equally important. How can we create without those moments of nothingness?
Since creating The 15-Minute Writer video course I’ve thought a lot about how much a writer can accomplish in a short time, particularly if there’s a commitment to consistency. Of course, one thought led to another and then another . . . and before I knew it I had put together the structure for a 30-day 15-Minute Challenge.
I still have a lot of work to do on it before it’s ready for primetime, but I’m already excited to get it out into the world. To be honest, part of my excitement is seeing just how much I can create once I commit to 15 minutes for 30 straight days. I’m thinking of revisiting last September’s attempt at fiction ! – but don’t hold me to it quite yet!