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I would have to say my pet peeve with writing and editing ties to my previous blog post about planning my writing time. Yes, my pet peeve still is lack of time. I would like to write much more, hours per day, but with a daytime job that is not possible. (It would be nice to be able to be a full time writer and make a living out of it but as I write this it is not yet my reality).

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And as I am a rather "fast" personality, an impatient too, I would like to create a lot more than I have time for. And I know I get stressed when I can't get everything done as fast as I'd like to. Sometimes I really have to stop and do absolutely nothing to quiet that hurry-hurry-hurry mode I drive myself into.

Also, when there is time to write, it is often at the end of the day and it can happen I am so tired I just don't have the energy to write. Especially if I go to the couch "just to watch the news" after I come home from work there's the danger I just stay there. It takes quite a lot of self-discipline to get up and go to the computer and start writing. At the moment (summer 2017) it is somewhat easier as I have my children's book to illustrate and there is a deadline. So I know that if I don't make the planned illustration today, I'm behind my schedule and I just don't have time to be lazy.

Still, as far as I know my pet peeve is the very same with quite a few authors. Rare are those writers who simply write when the mood strikes them. To the rest of the writers writing is a job you have to plan. 

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