Everyone is so damn busy.
I really hate to hear people whine and complain about being busy, yet I often fall into that trap as well. Today I rushed my kids to school, got to work, prepared for a 9:30 AM class, taught the class, crammed some lunch down my throat, did a 12-2 pm research desk shift, then went straight to a 2 pm meeting.
It's been a pretty busy day, but I still had time to post a blog on AFF, play a couple of rounds of Words with Friends, update my Facebook status, and call a friend I hadn't spoken with for awhile.
I've been using the "I'm too busy" excuse to explain why I haven't written much lately. It's true that writing takes more than a couple of micro-chunks of time here and there. But I am tired of using excuses. I think I am going to try to start writing five or ten minute vignettes that I can incorporate into my book. Maybe it will be the description of the weather or how Sarah looks on a particular day. Maybe it will be a short erotic scene or the prelude to a longer scene. Maybe it will be a dialogue between two characters. I have to start finding ways to tackle this project looming over me.
Has anyone ever tried something like this to break up a daunting task? Did it work? Do you think it would be harder to do this for a creative task versus something more straightforward?
Anyone else have any brilliant ideas for me?