"The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first: a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
This quote seems apropos to the writing process--first things first, one manageable step at a time. Some days, what constitutes a manageable step is quite small; other days, the steps are much larger and seem more relevant.
I'm working these days at keeping my intended steps important to the writing process and meaningful in the overall picture. For me, this means an increased focus on writing--creating stories, articles and picture books for which to research homes and dusting off and revising those long left alone. I'm greatly looking forward to just writing and letting the rest be for now. There will come a day for marketing, building a platform and getting my name out there. For now, I must write so as to have some basis from which the rest will grow.