Good evening! How do you protect the time that you designate to complete your daily writing? Let’s pretend it’s Spring, the temperature is perfect outside – your original plan for the day is to meet your writing deadline that’s only a few short weeks away – you are confident that, if you stick to your planned schedule, you are sure to meet your deadline — suddenly the phone rings, it’s your buddy who has scheduled the courts at the local park and want to challenge you to a game of tennis. (Pretend you enjoy tennis.) What is your response? – A good question to ponder, before you provide your answer is “Am I in the writing business? – or – Is it my business to write?” Amazing how syntax changes the meaning of your words, isn’t it! The point of this pseudo experience is to bring awareness to the fact that – when you set clear boundaries with your writing schedule – no one will tempt you to deviate from your writing – you are teaching them that you take your writing seriously and you demand them to honor your boundaries. Enforcing your boundaries will earn you much respect as a writer. Is it easy or difficult for you to reject an invitation that would interfere with your daily writing?