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In case of emergency

David Gane
David Gane

The good thing about routines is that it's easy to keep them going once they're established. It very much becomes "set it and forget it."

The bad thing is that it's easy to lose track and forget once the routine is disrupted. Unexpected events, once-a-year celebrations, and travel are all perfect foils.

I've been writing on this blog almost daily since last July, but I've missed a few days here and there, and nearly every occurrence was because something of something disrupting the routine.

The best solution is also the easiest: plan ahead. Write early in the day or, even better, write ahead of time for an emergency.


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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