"I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him." Eleanor Roosevelt
Since the last time I posted, I figured out what was holding me back from writing again. What I was afraid of. It's a bit complicated, but let me try to briefly explain.
When I write, or when I'm totally focused on anything for that matter, I lose complete awareness of space and time. This wasn't a problem until my life circumstances recently changed. Over the past year I've had a daily struggle to get out the door on time, even without writing! So why was I afraid to dive back into my novels? I was afraid the problem would get worse. So I avoided writing, thinking that eventually I'd get better at keeping track of time. But over the past few months my ability to manage time got worse. Thus I was even more terrified to start writing again. But I wanted to write!
Last week I found the solution. Voices. Voices coming from my computer. Voices telling me what time it is. Constantly.
And so I'm writing again. And I'm getting out of the house on time EVERY DAY.
Anybody else ever experience time management issues? How do you cope?