1. Shadywood

    Shadywood New Member

    Feb 19, 2013
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    Victoria, Canada

    Piecemeal writing

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Shadywood, Mar 31, 2013.

    I can barely scrape together an hour or two in an evening to write, with my hectic life. I am finding it SO frustrating as my work is piecemeal. Snippets here and there, and I fear they don't gel together nicely. Any tips? Anyone else have this problem?
  2. EdFromNY

    EdFromNY Hope to improve with age Supporter Contributor

    Jun 13, 2010
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    Queens, NY
    I had this problem for many years, the product of having a demanding job and raising two children with developmental disabilities. As stress levels rose, I found I took comfort in whatever time I had to write and I eschewed any arbitrary word goal. If I wrote 2,000 words or 20 words in an evening, I was grateful for being able to do that. And I promised myself that when things slowed down, my writing would pick up.

    My children are grown, and one is living in a group home. A few years ago I changed jobs, got off the corporate hamster wheel, taking a lower-paying, lesser-stress, more-time-for-me job in which I still have challenges but they are mostly on my terms. And I've kept my promise.

    Hope you can, too. Meanwhile, enjoy your little girl. They don't stay little for long.

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