Writing and time

Writing is something I love, but not something I can always do.

I’ve been working forty hours a week for a while. I’m a full time student with an internship and a job. I might even do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) again.

In all honesty, I love being busy. I never like wasting a single day or even an hour. I want to accomplish something and make my time worth it. But it can get hectic when finding writing time. It’s difficult to find time to write without interruptions – but it’s not impossible.

The best way to find time is to start with how you write. For example, I write better after dinner. Most of the time, I sit on the floor between my desk and my bed. The darker the night, the better I write. But I’m not as good after about one a.m. Even to me, there’s a limit. Figuring out if you’re a morning, afternoon, or night writer helps when picking a time to write.

Second, writing is something you have to push yourself to do. I set aside time every day to write for either this blog, my novel, short stories, or a college class. If I don’t push myself, it doesn’t happen.

If not, I still find small amounts of time to write. For example, I write on my phone while on break at work. If I’m a passenger in a car, I’ll pull out my phone and write sometimes.

Time is difficult, but we can make it work. Do what you love. Go write. You can do it.

2 thoughts on “Writing and time

  1. I can relate to this so much! I’m going to try getting up an hour early to do NanoWrimo but already I’m tempted to maybe dedicate some of that time to doing grad school work. #tryingtostayfocused

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