Writing Faculty

by Jessie L. Moore

Writing Guilt

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For the first few weeks of the semester, I’ve noted that I’ve either made time for exercise or made time for writing, but that I wasn’t doing a good job of making time for both. Exercise was my chosen priority, just to keep my sanity during a period of heavy service obligations… But that left me feeling guilty about not writing.

Today, I worked off-campus and did a fair amount of writing. It wasn’t necessarily writing that will lead to publication, but it was writing to organize my thoughts and to develop some local resources. The downside is that I felt guilty about working off-campus.

I know I need to tame the guilt, though. My two goals for next week: 1) Identify an even better writing spot than today’s. 2) Don’t feel guilty when I have a successful writing day.

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