I’ve heard it said many times that our best time to write is when we’re sleepy. Some writers feel better getting to work before dawn, and some write better late at night. When you’re working full time, what works best for keeping your writing goals in check?
I don’t have any word count goals right now because I’ve slacked so much on the actual butt-in-chair aspect. When I have time, I sit at the computer and churn out some outlines of book ideas that have come to me. I explore details of each to see what would fit or work better for each story. Of course, it won’t be until I get the writing underway that I’ll know what will actually work.
I have such a hard time getting my head out of the real world and into my own, that when I’m running around, I can’t focus on getting words down. I don’t know what could change that problem other than trying different things until I find something that works.
So, what do you do to keep your writing afloat? Do you work late at night, early morning, during lunch? Here are some ideas of what worked for other writers:
This is how I deal with writer’s block:
As for my routine–I covet every moment I set aside for my writing. I usually go to bed around 8pm and get up at 1 to write until 4 and then I am up again around 8am. I can usually get some writing in about 4pm. From 8am to 4 pm I am an occupied homeschooler and stay-at-home-mom. From 6-8 is family time. I don’t let my work mess up my family time or vice-versa.