May. 24th, 2016

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What's the biggest real-life hurdle to your fiction-writing? Is it lack of time from school or work, family obligations, health, or is it an internal problem such as lack of motivation or inability to manage time? I suspect that for a lot of us the answer is some combination. Feel free to discuss in as much or as little detail as you'd like, and members, remember this is a public post!

I have a fairly major deadline coming up this week on the same project (the thesis for my degree) that has stymied my fiction-writing progress for months now. It's not like I spend every waking moment on the thesis, but I do find it hard to find the presence of mind to work for any length of time on the story other than daydreaming and turning things over in my head. Now playing Candy Crush (Saga because I am an old fogie) and wasting time on Tumblr, that's where it's at.

I think this is one of those things that I have to power through to come out on the other side. And I do have a lot of affection for my thesis and want to get good results. After months of difficulty I finally think I can make a meaningful contribution and want to make it the best work I can. So the novel will have to wait a little, but I certainly won't be sorry to be done with the thesis so I can get some writing done on my fiction projects, including the novel and some long-dormant fanfics.

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