Lately, I’ve noticed that there is never enough time. It seems like there’s never enough time for ANYTHING let alone the fun stuff you really WANT to do, that always gets pushed to the bottom of the pile under the stuff you HAVE to do.
By the time I get home from work, spend time with the family and put the little one to bed, I have about enough energy to open a book and fall asleep thirty seconds later. Sometimes sixty seconds. My husband can vouch for this.
Lately, it’s the season. My body always wants to go into hibernation mode right now, even though I keep telling it, it’s not a bear or a squirrel. Somehow, it doesn’t get the message.
So how do other people do it, short of carrying around one of those awesome little time bender thingies like in Harry Potter? On her blog, Author Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz, has asked the same question and gotten a few great answers. Some of her guest authors are full-time authors, but most of them are not, so it’s very encouraging to see how people with full-time jobs and families are still getting their writing done.
Here’s a link to her blog. Scroll to the bottom to start with the first post in the series.
What are some of your tips and tricks? Do you find you write better in the morning or afternoon? Do you have any little rituals you do to get yourself in your ‘writing mind’ and away from everything else?