When I saw this piece from Writer’s Digest about finding time to write when we’re all so busy, it struck a chord with me. I love seeing the spreadsheet for planned writing days and goals laid out on the page. It appeals to the organized side of my brain. The problem is that that side is always fighting it out with the other, less organized, lower tech sphere, and sometimes for me the spreadsheet doesn’t come out ahead.
Of course, I’m not a writer. I represent writers. But we all have obligations, goals, deadlines (I’m late for my blog deadline today as a matter of fact), and we need to keep it straight. Sometimes things come up that take us away from the task at hand. Especially in our digital world (see my recent post about this) where we’re pulled in a lot of directions each day.
So, I’d love to hear from our readers. How do you fit in writing time in your busy life? Does it take priority over other things? Do you work late at night or early in the morning? Do you write in your head while you’re driving to work? Or do you, like the author of this blog post, create spreadsheets outlining your short and long term goals? Please let us know, and enlighten us about what you’ve found to be the most effective methods of writing. I’m sure there are lessons to be learned for other writers, as well as the rest of us.