You've probably read articles with a similar-sounding title. This is written in the vein of "how to break a really daunting project down into manageable chunks."
We all do this all of the time. At work, when we are made responsible for something new and a little scary. At home, when we move houses or countries. In our family life, when we add a new baby into our dynamic. And in our creative lives when we decide to write a... View More
8:06 a.m. Monday 24 October.
Coffee #5, Harrap's English Dictionary, a bottle of Vitamin D and yes, that's a lava lamp.
It appears I'm going great guns here - 23,950 words into my manuscript and it's only been about 40 hours since the Gorgeous Duo left the building.
I've even had time to:
-iron 10 shirts for Hubby
-watch the All Blacks beat France in the Rugby World Cup Final
-read a 1/3 of A Visit from the Goon Squad by... View More
Beware of small people's powers to derail your thoughts.
I'm in a real slump. Imagine trying to juggle a bowl of spaghetti (what I call rewriting a new draft of your novel) with the above image running out of her room every 5 minutes to go pee, or banish a basket from her space, or ask 'what time it is?', or proclaim with joy that she's had a 'short sleep' when she hasn't at all.
Days with... View More