Carving out time for creative endeavors is a challenge. Work, family responsibilities, mundane chores, and an endless string of must-do items conspire to keep us from our goal. I have decided on a new tactic and am attempting block scheduling. It is a learning process for both me and the household. I am discovering it helps if I can disappear.
Once upon a time, my go-to escape plan was a trip to the coffee shop. Sadly, that is no longer an option. I have lost my desire to brave the outdoor patio now that the weather is cold and damp. A locked bedroom door is a second, albeit less workable choice for an untrained family. Noses sniff, puffing at the crack at the door’s bottom as they try to see what you are doing. Grubby little paws claw the door.
Noise-canceling headphones help muffle the constant crying, sobbing, and begging on the barriers’ opposite side. If you are stalwart, they will eventually give up. That is when your pets get in on the act and launch their assault. I surrender, gather my supplies, and prepare to write in my car.
How do you block out creative time?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer