There will be life, craziness, chaos, busy schedules, sick days...you get the idea. Like likes to throw knuckle balls at us just when we think everything is in place to avoid them, and even though most of them don't bean us, it still does a number on the head.
So we need to adopt a mantra from our favorite perky blue fish, and remember than when things have insurmountable odds, the way the dreamers and the winners set themselves apart from the sulkers and the nay-sayers is to just keep swimming.
Well, let's reconsider. Paper and water are NOT friends. But the message still works. If you want something to happen in your life, and life gets in the way, remember the goal. Remember how badly you want that goal. It may be publication, it may be completing that novel, it may be getting the story that is in your head and in your heart just down on paper for someone else to learn from.
Just keep saying over and over
Just keep writing, just keep writing, just keep writing
If you want to dance in the water while you are saying it, that's okay with me :)
How do you keep you eyes on the prize? What are you doing to make sure you don't miss out on your dream?