Finding the Time to Write
This week we started the CareFull Scholars Program with several questions around writing. Of course the first one is always. “How do I find the time to write?” Our answer is “Wrong question!”
We would rather answer the question- “How do I find the mind to write?” It will be forever difficult to squeeze scholarly writing, reading and thinking into a mind that is crammed full. How about resting it a bit. Let’s do some reorganizing in there and then we can carve out a little time each day to write.
We suggest 15 minutes minimum, 30 minutes optimum but it doesn’t have to be either/or. Our newest CSP Facilitator, Lauren Kendall Brooks says that she spends the first 15 “free writing” just getting everything that is blocking her writing out of the way and then writes for the other 15 minutes.
Consistency is the key.
Dr. Kendall-Brooks went on to add that sometimes having somewhere there writing with you is helpful. That is why we spend the last 15 minutes of our time together with cameras on but audio on mute. We just write.
Collaboration is the other key.
You don’t have to have a formal program to write every day or to invite friends to write with you. You can start your own writing program. We will support you. We will be leaving our insights and tips here on the blog. Drop in when you can.
Yes, you do have 15 minutes.