IWSG - September
It's been ages since I wrote an IWSG post, but it's one of the things I miss most about blogging!
I love that there's now a question every month; I always felt like I was writing the same thing every time.
So, this month's question is:
How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
My honest answer to this is, at the moment I don't. This is one of my major insecurities right now; I'm working 50-60 hours a week, and when I get home I'm so exhausted all I want to do is watch TV. However, I'm determined to change this; I need to get back into the habit of writing in any spare moment I have. If I keep pushing it back, and waiting until I actually want to write, or have a lot of spare time to do so, I'll never get myself back into the habit.
So, my plan is this; I need to manage my time better. I'll set aside time every single day, whether it's half an hour or an hour, purely to write. Anything counts, as long as I'm writing; blog posts, outlines, edits, re-writes. As long as I'm putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) then it counts.
Another method that works with me is setting myself a word count every day; this is why I love NaNoWriMo so much. I'll probably start doing this once I'm back in the habit of writing every day, then I can raise the word-count once I feel comfortable. The trick is to push yourself; don't stay in your comfort zone.
So, what about you? How do you find the time to write in your busy day?