Wednesday, October 1, 2014

IWSG: Finding Time

It's been forever- I know. Every month since my last IWSG post, I swore to myself that I'd resurface in the blogging world, but then I got caught up in other things, so I didn't post. Then college started, and I got even busier.

So what I am insecure about now is finding time to write. I keep thinking that I'll have a few minutes, but then, once again, I inevitably get caught up in something else. It's very annoying! Anybody else have this issue? What do you do about it?

6 comments:

  1. Welcome back. It's great to see you. I struggled with time to write too. You'd think not working would alleviate that problem but it just got worse. I had to set a schedule for myself. I scaled down blogging to once a week, I wake up earlier so I can dedicate quiet time for writing, and I don't stress if I miss a day or two during the week. Don't worry, you'll get back into the swing of things again. Best of luck!

    Elsie
    co-host IWSG

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  2. When I was in college, I set a very modest goal for myself: write 20 words per day. I know that really doesn't sound like much, but it forced me to at least get started each day. If I couldn't get beyond 20 words, I told myself that was okay. It's college, and stuff happens. But more often than not, writing those 20 words caused a sort of writing avalanche, and by the end of the day I'd have a few pages done.

    I hope that helps, and good luck with your studies.

    -James.

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  3. Can you block out one or two hours one day a week? That way you know that is your writing time and you don't stress the rest of the week.

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  4. Good luck in your search for that pesky thing called time. None of us have enough of it, and it sounds like you have less than most!

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  5. I carry a pen and paper in my purse, so when I am waiting e.g. Dr. Appt, or waiting on anything, or find myself with a few minutes I write ideas down or work out problems on my WIP. In the car you can carry a recording device, so you can talk into while you drive then jot it down when I get home. I have a friend who claims 2 hours once a week. She goes in her room, shuts her door and everyone know during those 2 hours do not bother. She doesn't answer the phone or the door during that time. Finding time can be harder for some than others, but you just do it, claim it. I have another friend who gets up 2 hrs early everyday just to write, because it is the only time she has available in her day to do it. The perfect time never occurs, however, when you get use to doing every day no matter what time you find your time you will find it gets easier to do it. You will also find you miss it, when you don't which motivates you to go back to it.

    Anyway Happy Writing and I hope you find your sweet spot for writing.
    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

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  6. I'm a big fan of the pen and paper everywhere you go. I also recently bought a handheld Sony miniature recorder (similar to the one I used to use as a journalist, except digital) so hopefully now I'll never miss an opportunity to 'write'! :-)

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