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Saturday, June 29, 2013

When Do You Find The Time To Write?

I love to write. No kidding, right? If you are a writer as well I can take it that you also love to write. Get to the damn point, right? Okay, okay. The question I am asking here as you probably already know from the snazzy title is  when the heck do you find the time do the thing you love the most?

Now isn’t the time to be cute and change your answer to, 'I always make time for sex.' I am still talking about writing here and the problem most of us "Normies" face, which is not getting enough time to write. My goodness, it is bad enough having to spend time book marketing and building your network in the writing community. 
I have found the best time to make time is when you are at your best. I need to put that in a Hallmark card. Anyway, it just isn't about being in the mood to write. It is about understanding when you do your best work. Since I am a morning person, I do my best work in the morning, so I write in the mornings. And two plus two equals chair...
For most, it can be in the evenings when they do their best work. For the few, it can be whenever they have the time. Personally, I believe you can adapt to any time if your love to write is deep enough. I think all writers at one point have to adapt to write around their day job and heck, their lives. 
I spend about four hours a day writing and pump out at least 1,000 words. That may seem fast or slow depending on the writer. The important thing here is making sure you get a reasonable amount of words on paper in the least amount of time. Those 1,000 words aren't much, but they add up in a short amount of time. In two months of staying true to my writing habit I have a light novel. 
I personally view making time to write like making time to exercise. It can be a pain or a pleasure while doing it. Also, it takes drive to keep it a part of your daily routine. However, it is always the feeling after your done, which keeps you coming back for more.
When do you make the time to write? 

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