FINDING TIME TO WRITE
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.