Finding Time to Write

Today’s post is going to be short, because I’m sick #notfun. But it is a valid excuse to read and watch all my favorite movies.

But on a happy note, this Louisiana girl got snow yesterday……. six inches in fact! And yes, I was in it, no I should not have been.  😊

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So of course, when it’s snowing and cold outside, you make seafood gumbo. Yum.

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On with today’s post.

Finding time to write can be hard, especially when you’re in high-school, college and/or have a job.  For most, but not all writers, writing is not a full-time job.

So, among our busy schedules (especially in this busy Christmas season) how can we find time to do what we love most?

 

Set a time every day to commit to write

It only takes 3 weeks to build a habit. Pick a time of the day that works best for you. Are a morning person? Write when you wake up. Are you a night owl? Write at night. Set an alarm to write at that time and stick to it. Life gets in the way, and sometimes you won’t be able to write, just make sure you try to get back on schedule the next day. 

 

Use your time wisely

This is something I was told growing up, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found how true it is. Cut out any pointless actives and use that time to write. Going on Pinterest relaxes me and I enjoy it. But that time could be better used writing the story of my heart. I’m not bashing free time. We all have those times we just need to clear our mind and, as they say, “stop and smell the roses,”  but Pinterest can quickly suck you in and you spend more time on there then you meant too.  Cut out any time you spend on pointless things and use that time to write.

 

Clean Your Desk

A messy desk can steer you away from your writing space…. I’ve experienced this myself. Clutter, clutters the mind. Cleaning your desk daily is something that will aid you in order to make time to write. When your desk is clean, it’ll be peaceful and relaxing, allowing your mind to churn out the words.

 

 

So how about you? How do you make time in your day to write?

Have any of you gotten snow?!

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