New Year’s Resolution Help

Posted on January 3, 2013. Filed under: writing | Tags: , , , , , |

I am not so foolish as to post my New Year’s resolutions in a public forum. Someone might expect me to stick to them. For that matter, I have pretty much given up even making them. But I do, sometime between the last day of one year and the first day of the next, find myself thinking, “Hmm, what do I want to accomplish in this new year?” For last year and this year, at least, the answer came back “Finish my novel!”

And that, of course, lead me to the next logical question, “What’s holding me back?” Excuses! That’s what. I got a lot of ’em too. But excuses aside, another big problem in my creative life is time management. Yeah, I am sure no one reading this has ever had that problem. And what, do you think, is the biggest waste of time not in my schedule? I would have to say the internet. In my case, really, Facebook. Not sure why, but I feel a compulsion to check it every few hours to see how my friend’s breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and TV watching are going.

Enter a solution. I was listening to the Kojo Nnamdi show a couple weeks ago. Kojo is on WAMU, our DC area NPR station. The (more…)

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