There are tons of reasons why, but the main one is because as writers, we are not on a 9-5 schedule. You can write anytime and any place you want. Which also means sometimes you won't write...at all!
My biggest distraction is myself. There is always something more pressing that needs to be done, doctor's appointments to attend, kids to get to school...you get the picture.
What can you do to help sit down and get that writing done?
For the next few weeks, we will be looking at what has worked and what hasn't for me and some of my other writer friends. Here we go!
Evaluate your time!
This week all you are going to do is evaluate what you do with your time. We are all creatures of habit. There will be some times that work better for you and some that won't. So keep a journal/notebook/record of what you do each day for a week.
- When do you wake up?
- When do you go to work? Outside the home AND inside the home (we know that underwear doesn't clean itself).
- When are you the most tired?
- When do you eat?
- When do you waste time?
Keep a journal for one week. Next week we are going to talk about those times and what to do with them.
See you next week!