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Some writer’s blocks are really a matter of time

Some writer’s blocks may not be blocks at all but a realistic shortage of time.

You know the stories, women writing with a baby in their laps and two toddlers running around, managing to write a best seller. But for most of us we have limited time.

In an earlier post I talked about the declining US economy and the fact that the workweek has gotten longer and longer. Many people are working 50-60 hours a week.  And they may be not only doing their own work but those of a laid-off coworker.

This is exhausting. And it is made worse if you have a family and responsibilities.  Especially for single mom’s needing to cook and clean and take care of the children after an exhausting work day

The only positive think is to write as quickly as you can.  The advantage of this is that you will get around the censor who may be exhausted by your work/family schedule.  And writing quickly, you might get more written in the little time you have.

I realize that when I have been prolific in my life, it is often when I just create by typing as quickly as I can, and editing later.  For some reason I seem to forget that. My critic says I must go slow and correct as I go, but practically no one thinks that’s a good idea.  Writing quickly and editing later is a technique that is mentioned in every book about writer’s block that I’ve read.

AQ question for you: how else to do find time and energy to write when you might be working 50-60 hours a week?

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