How to Start Writing While You’re Busy Doing Everything Else

Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how to start writing while you’re busy doing everything else.

Meg Dowell Writes

So you want to start a new thing.

I’m no stranger to this desire. I’ve started a lot of things in the past five years or so. Many of them, I haven’t finished. But many of them, I’m still chipping away at — and I wouldn’t be able to do that if I hadn’t learned how to start, despite all the other distractions and responsibilities standing in my way.

Here’s my best advice for you, aspiring starter.

Start slow

Starting a new writing project doesn’t imply you have to dive headfirst into a new thing, submerge your entire existence, and forget about everything else until you burn through all your creative energy in a matter of days. That’s just how too many writers interpret “starting.”

When I start something new, I take things extremely slow. And it works. I conserve that initial excitement and creative insight so it lasts longer…

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