There are 24 hours in a day. We use 6-8 hours to sleep . Then out of those remaining hours, we have to work. So if I already have a full time job, how am I supposed to find time to write?
Do any of you find it difficult to find free time to write?
I did and on occasion still do. There are a limited number of hours in a day and I want to make the most out of my time. One thing that I had to realize, was that I needed to be realistic about my time. Was I actually going to be able to write every day for an hour? Sometimes yes, other times no. Did I give up or get frustrated because I couldn’t find time to write everyday? No. I had to work with what I had.
Each day we have multiple obstacles that we may have to overcome or roll with. I had to create a plan on how I would overcome those obstacles. Instead of trying to write everyday, I focused on every other day. That worked out better for me. Sometimes when I tried to write everyday, I felt like I was forcing it and the writing that came out of it was purely… garbage! I do not write well under pressure or when forced to. I had to learn to be kind to my mind and myself.
Having a day in between really helped me clear my head and eyes before I got back to it. And in the end it helped me move forward in certain scenes. Now that worked for me, but you may be different. Maybe you want to write everyday, but can’t seem to find an entire hour to dedicate to writing. But do you have 30 minutes free? Who said that when you sit down to do something it had to be a whole hour? Take whatever time you can grab and use it to propel yourself forward in your new story or your revision.
Don’t let your self implemented rules get in the way of your progress. Keep writing with whatever time you have. You will not regret it.
How much time do you devote during the week to writing? Or does it vary? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time- keep reading and writing!