Dear Power Writer,
A leech is a blood-sucker. Not a very appealing topic. But did you know that there are time leeches? Time leeches are those activities or people that “suck” our time, leaving us feeling frustrated, defeated, and disillusioned.
Here are some of the worst time leeches around today. Ask yourself if you are allowing any of these leeches to rob you of valuable writing time:
2) Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks
3) Writing loops
4) Phone calls
5) Negative people, including relatives
6) Demanding people, including church people
7) Any other non-productive activity that takes priority over your call to write.
Remember that a leech cannot rob you without your permission. Whenever you spot a leech, run the other way as fast as you can. Otherwise, at the end of 2009, the leech will have sucked all the time out of your life, and you will be left holding an empty writing bag.