Props to whoever can name that TV show quote. ;)
Today is going to be all about want vs. need. And specifically, want vs. need when it comes to our "ideal writing situation". You know the one I'm talking about. The perfect day where it's a drizzling rain all day, the kids are somewhere else, you've got unlimited coffee brewing in a coffeemaker, you're wearing your favorite fuzzy slippers and you just bust out in this huge burst of inspiration that lands you a 15K word count by the end of the day.
Or whatever your perfect scenario is.
Sometimes I get so caught up in what is lacking to make my writing productive that I don't pay attention to what I already have. So today, I'm going to make a list of what I really NEED to write. And then a list of what are just wants. Feel free to add your own!
Time where child is distracted/playing/resting/napping
Long stretches of time
See what I mean? All of a sudden, my day is looking to be much more productive just because now I'm realizing that I CAN write - even though my house is a wreck, my son keeps interrupting me, I have no idea what I'm making for dinner and I'm not totally certain what I'm going to be writing today.
But I've been given these minutes - these five, maybe ten minutes - and I know that if I use them wisely, God can make the most of them.
So. What are your needs and wants? And how many of them could you potentially sacrifice today?