Today’s RTW Question from YA Highway: What time do you prefer to do your writing? Early Worm? Night Owl ? Any five seconds you can grab?
Last summer pre-job I had a fantastic writing schedule that worked marvelously for me. Every morning I would sleep in a bit (waking up around 8:30-9:30), check all the job boards while eating breakfast, and then write for a good couple hours before doing household chores, my volunteer work at the library, or getting together with friends. I’m my most productive in the morning and I was able to bang out a solid revision in a few months. It was great.
Now, (although I’m most certainly not complaining about having my job!) it’s harder to find time to write. I obviously can’t write during weekday mornings. And I don’t want to wake up early to start writing every weekend when those are the only days I can sleep in and be a bit lazy. I’ve tried setting a weeknight writing schedule but, inevitably, networking happy hours and plans with friends and (oops!) naptime/bedtime gets in the way. So, right now, I write whenever I can get a chunk of time—last weekend I was actually really productive (but I’m going on vacation next week so that kind of cancels it out!).
Since I expect to be working and writing for years to come, I’m going to have to learn how to balance both…someday (hopefully soon!) I’ll figure it out!