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Snippets of Time

Today's entry is short because I only have a moment but every moment counts.
We’ve already touched on how a few minutes of writing here and there can add up to a lot of accomplished writing. And those snippets of time can be found in unconventional places. When you are doing errands, at each stop spend five minutes writing in your vehicle before getting out. At the grocery store, pick the longest check-out line and write until it’s your turn to unload your cart. When dropping the kids off at school or the bus stop, stay parked and spend a few minutes writing before continuing on with your day. Bestselling author Claire Cook wrote her first novel in her minivan in a parking lot at 5 a.m. while her daughter had swim practice. Cook points out, “Every day presents you with a really good reason not to get your writing done – your house, your kids, your roots.” Your desire to write must overcome that.