Some days writing time is easier to come by than others.
This week is one of the easy weeks. My son is at camp so I don’t have the normal swim team duties — driving, laundry and feeding of the teen boy.
Next week I will be back to swim team Mom which means that I will once again have to work my writing in around other people’s activities. Here are 4 tips on how to do this.
Set a time to write. Hoping that you will find time to write doesn’t often work. You need to plan a time to write. Maybe you can write while they are listening to the story at the library. Maybe you can write while they are swimming laps or taking a nap. Pick a time and schedule it.
Make a plan. It doesn’t matter if you have 15 minutes or 60, you need to go into it with a plan. Will you write a blog post or a chapter? Maybe you’re going to outline your article.
Write. You’ve set a time and made a plan. Now do it. Actually sit down and write. Don’t check Facebook. Don’t text your best friend. What do you do if you can’t avoid the alure of social media? If that’s the case, then you need to . . .
Go offline. If you can’t resist the tempation of checking your e-mail or Facebook or the weather, you need to work old school. Leave your phone and your tablet in the bedroom. Sit in the dining room with a pad of paper and a pen. Now write.
Are you one of those people who needs a plan or a program to get going? Then check out my post on the Pomodoro Technique over on the Muffin.