I’m a firm believer that creativity is a habit. My habit is that I write for 2 hours or so in the morning before the family wakes up. During the daylight hours I see children with digestive conditions. Then I write for an hour or so after the kids have gone to bed. I read, research and Tweet to fill in the cracks.
Of course that was before Molly. She’s our Australian Labradoodle with a penchant for manic puppy behavior between the hours of 8-10 PM. We like to accommodate her in hopes that she’ll keep still in her kennel until at least 6 am. And then the job is to keep her occupied so that she doesn’t wake the kids.
This, of course, isn’t exactly compatible with the creativity habit.
I’m having to adjust and squeeze stuff out at lunch and between the time when I finish patient calls and head home.
One of my 3 words for 2011 was to ship. Of course excuses come easy. This post from Chris Brogan reiterates the importance of publishing in the face of imperfection. Between work, family and some deeper writing projects I’m learning the importance of creating in tighter spaces. The post seemed to come at the right time for me.