Hiya Freshman Writers! Hope this finds you well and writing. Today’s post was inspired by a prompt from Christina Katz’s popular ezine for writers, The Prosperous Writer. After writing my personal view about boundaries, I wanted to share some ways for you to establish boundaries to help you write.
One way to do that is to choose a writing spot, someplace that you can go to everyday to write. Whether it is the dining table from 8 – 10pm or the computer desk from 6:30 – 8, you’ll need a place to call your own.
After choosing that spot, let your family/friends know about it so that they respect your time. Establishing this boundary can be difficult if the people you care about don’t see you as a writer. This is where you have to set the tone and let them know the rules. Such as, from 8 – 10pm I’m unavailable for phone calls. Or “this is my writing time, so I won’t be answering the phone. You can leave me a message and I’ll call you back.”
Boundaries allow you to prioritize what’s important to you and lets others know that you take your writing seriously. How do you set boundaries?