If you drop into this blog from time to time, you may notice that I don’t update it that often. Some of you will understand why. If you work a full-time job, the amount of time for writing is constrained. Evening, weekends, holidays. Of course, that time has to be subdivided into compartments into which must be shoved family, friends, domestic chores, health and, oh, sleeping. Many of you will have much bigger responsibilities that I do and will have to eke out the time even more. Of the remaining time for writing, some of it is ‘good time’ – that is, time when you are refreshed enough to flex your creative muscles – some of it, not so good, more useful for research, note-making etc. Most days, I have time and energy for one creative burst and have to choose what I spend it on. Energy budgeting. It goes

Writing versus housework = writing.

Writing versus TV = writing.

Writing versus cooking/eating/early night/catch up with emails = writing.

Writing versus buzzfeed quiz on whether I am really Wolverine = uh, writing (but I am Wolverine).

Hence writing versus blog = writing.

If it’s any consolation, I treat my friends and family as badly as I treat my blog followers.

So I am going to try something new – a slightly more regular drip-feed of mini-posts. Let’s see how that goes. Should be fine unless there’s a new buzzfeed quiz on how long I would survive in a Zombie apocalypse…..



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2 responses to “Mini-Posts

  1. Susie, a few years ago I joined a site which asked that we daily attempt to write ‘a polished moment of paying proper attention’ and I got into the habit for a few years. Sadly that site now defunct and I’m not so regular now but my blog (and the links in the sidebar) give an idea of what’s possible. As a daily discipline, when time is short, I found it invaluable. And I built a stock of useful metaphors.

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