Writing Time Part 14. Keeping Time on Our Side

CLockforbloggin“Too much stuff in the basement, no room for it.” –Susan Pieters, Glass Curtain

Time management is  brilliant phrase. Tactful and encouraging. We have time, and we can organize it.

Writers like us, who interest ourselves in time management, are already a long way towards greater use of the day to advance our writing careers. We aren’t closing the basement door on our worries about using time to its best effect. We’re aware that small and large segments of time are best treasured and enjoyed. We’re developing our relationship with time, and so, if we’re smart, we’re also working on our attitude to time. It’s with us 24/7, so to speak, so we’d better do our best to get along.

That means we try not to say (as I did about an hour ago) I don’t have time. This not a kind thing to say about your day. It may be true, but it’s not kind. Much better to think, How lucky that there are a whole 24 hours in every day. Politeness gets us a lot further in our lives than critical words. This holds true even when nobody else can overhear us.

Have another brilliant writing day.

Cheers

Mel

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