Do you struggle to find time to write?
That’s probably a silly question: almost everyone I talk to does. And many writers (me included) go through months or years of waiting.
Waiting to have a free weekend.
Waiting until the kids are a little older.
Waiting until life isn’t quite so manic.
But a few spare hours won’t magically appear in your schedule. You need to make that time in your week.
Once, I used to be able to write for hours at a stretch, if I wanted.
I could head to a coffee shop for a few hours and draft a whole mini-ebook (that’s how the first version of my free ebook Time to Write came about – you can get that when you join the Aliventures newsletter).
I could write all day long on a Saturday, and come away from my desk in a daze after six hours of novelling.
These days, with two small children, getting hours at a time to write is … not quite an impossible dream, but at least a very rare occurrence!.
Instead, most of my fiction is written in half-hour chunks, between 5.15pm and 5.45pm on weeknights.
That might sound confining and stifling … but actually, the past seven months have been the most productive novel-writing months of my life (and I’ve been writing novels for the past 17+ years).
Having a regular time slot for fiction, instead of just grabbing haphazard chunks of time, has made working on my novel a natural part of my day – and something I really look forward to.
I strongly recommend that you plan writing time into your week – and in this post, I’ll be suggesting some ways to make that work for you.
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