School has started and I have more students than I have had in all my teaching career. It's always tough to carve out some writing time during the school year but my page count has been almost non-existent since the beginning of August. On Friday, three hours after the halls were empty, I finally packed my cart of more school work to do over the weekend and headed home--and then it hit me. I could spend all weekend grading and still not be finished or...I could commit to spend Saturday writing. I chose to write and it felt like a million bucks. My characters thought I had deserted them. It was good to reconnect and keep the plot fresh in my mind.
Sunday afternoon, I still had stacks of things to do but I accomplished a great deal more because I wasn't resenting time taken away from what I really wanted to do.
So, whatever is standing between us and writing, we do have a choice. We must MAKE the time to write. We will be better moms, dads, spouses, and employees for our efforts.