Day 33 – Writing on vacation

Day thirty-three of My 365 Day Writing Project.

Time: approximately 45 – 60 mins combined

Words: 1,050

We’re on a holiday weekend vacation so finding time to write presents a different set of challenges. Today wasn’t too bad because we were traveling by car and there was time to kill. While my husband drove and my kids were, well, being kids in the back seats, I managed to find enough time and gumption to write over 1,000 words. Was it uninterrupted, non-distracted writing time? Nope. Not even the slightest bit. But it was writing time, and I found myself getting lost as I was writing even if only for a few minutes at a time.

It’s not easy to “make it happen.” It does sometimes feel forced. In the future when I go back through all of this writing to edit and rework what I have created, I think I will find it to have been totally worth it to write every single day. Even when I didn’t feel like it. Even when my “regular” life was getting in the way. I know that I’m not always writing quality work, but I’d like to believe that some of it is pretty darn decent. Maybe even good. Honestly, my goal is not to produce a book that others will consider to be amazing. My goal is to live and enjoy the process of creating something from my own imagination, my own spirit, every day.

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