Where I will find the time

Story

And time.

Those are the twin

Concerns

Of writing a book.

Just as important as the writer’s stew of

Plot, character, inspiration

Is the laborer’s

Commitment to producing words on paper.

Which takes

Time.

Always for me,

The two develop on parallel planes in my head:

The story, and

My writing schedule.

How my daily activities will shift and settle around the

Writing time.

I suppose it’s a

Left brain/

Right brain thing.

What would a week look like

With one hour

Carved out of each

Day

For writing?

I am resigned to taking it out of

Mornings.

To waking up early.

Say 5 a.m.

(Some people do that anyway.)

In the dark and quiet house:

Half-hour of yoga to get some

Fresh air

Moving through the limbs and brain.

Then the writer’s

Solitude.

The thing is,

Time,

Is a limited resource.

If one hour is taken

Here,

One hour must be given,

Somewhere else.

Pillaging my sleep is not an option

I need my straight eight

So it will have to be

Earlier nights.

Farmer’s hours.

I like to go to bed early.

I like to sleep.

So I think

I hope

It will work.

You never know until you start,

And do it for a few days and weeks.

Will this schedule take?

We’ll see.

Blog, take three: finding time

I’ve been wanting to start this

Blog

For a long

Time.

I have tried it before.

Twice.

And stopped.

Embarrassed.

Unsure.

I’ll try again,

And maybe again after that.

What stops me is

Time.

(Or that’s what I tell myself.)

I don’t have

Time.

Who has

The time?

“Make

Time

For it.”

I’ve said that before.

But I can’t

Make

Time.

Create time.

That is beyond by

Very limited

Powers.

And anyway.

I like the days and

Nights

Just as they are.

I suspect that

The way to

Find

Time

Is to

Slow down

And give myself a chance

To look for it.

I found some today.

A 15-minute

Surprise.

A bright gift

In the still-dark morning.

I’ll take it.

Thank you.