Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Making Time to Write

Ya know, sometimes I feel like I never have enough time, and then I read things like Lynn Viehl's Schedule.  I've already admitted to being lazy, so it should come as no surprise that just looking at Lynn's schedule makes me tired.  Still, her schedule does make me think about the time I have and the time I waste.  Looking at my own miasma of daily stuff, I know can easily pull an extra hour or two throughout the week.  (Do I really need to watch another Friends rerun???)

For instance, this morning I cut my blog reading short and wrote for about 75 minutes before I started the rest of my day.  Right now, I threw a roast in the oven and while it's cooking I have time to write.  (And here I am blogging instead.  There's fifteen minutes I could've worked on my WIP and didn't.)

Anyway, think about the things you do during a day.  While you may not have the chunks of wasted time I do, if you look hard enough you might be able to put together fifteen minutes before dinner or twenty minutes after the kids' bathtime or even a half-hour where you could be writing instead of watching How I Met Your Mother (or whichever sitcom you're currently hooked on).

Now I need to see how many words I can write before the potatoes need to be made.  Keep up the good words, everyone.  =o)


  1. You have successfully made me very hungry, LOL! Ohh, one more day and I'll be home (where I'll be fed =D)!

    I agree with you about finding spare time. I've been trying it out and I think it has been working. I generally only get a sentence out, but it's still something!

    Good luck writing!!!

    BTW, I never noticed how many blogs you've had! Phew! Made me tired just clicking on the links, LOL! Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but still.

  2. I'm trying to write earlier in the day, or at least start writing earlier in the day. I've already written 1100 words this morning and hope to do that again when I get home this afternoon from running errands.

    You make time to do the things you really want to do. It's a truth of life.