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Posted on February 10, 2013

It can be hard to find time to write when you work full-time and have a family. I think I've come across a schedule that works well for me.

I've been back at school teaching for three weeks now and I have been happy with the work I have gotten done on my two active projects. I have six chapters of one and six of another.

Here's how I did it. Maybe this schedule will work for you.

Monday thru Friday I get home, get dinner for the kids, and get them started on their homework. As they work, I get about an hour to an hour and a half on my writing. Usually out of a five-day week, I can do this four of the five days. This allowed me to get two chapters of Graham 3 done each week.

On Friday night or Saturday night, I stay up for one or both nights and work from 11 to 2 on Burnt. This allowed me to write two chapters a week of this book.

After three weeks of doing this, I still find my desire to write burning bright and the efficiency with which I use every hour exceedingly high.

I wasn't sure I could do two projects at once, but both feed different writing desires. If I keep up this pace for five more weeks, then the first sixteen chapters of each book will get completed.

Comment by KEITH ROBINSON on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013...
I'm not sure I can work on two different books at once. I could edit one and write another, but not write two at the same time. Too taxing on my brain. :-p
Comment by BRIAN CLOPPER on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013...
The start of a book is easy. As I get more pages under my belt of each book, I may have to put one on hold as I finish the other. Part of me thinks that will happen right around the time I track out and have three weeks to write. With as hard as I pushed myself with our joint effort in January, I like the idea that I could finish one of these in those three weeks.

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