“How do I make time to write?” a common question. And it has a very simple answer.
YOU MAKE THE TIME.
No really. That is what it all ultimately boils down to. If you want to write, then you have to make time to do it.
But fine here are some tips on how to do it.
There are things that hold priority in our lives. Jobs, children, grocery shopping, world domination…These priorities have to be fulfilled. It may take away writing time, but that’s okay.
What you have to do is decide where writing sits on the totem pole. Is it on the bottom? The top? Somewhere in the middle? You have to decide how important it is for you to write. What comes before it, what comes after it.
Once you have your priorities all lined up and in a row, it’s time to make a schedule. Dry erase boards, planners, calendars, or little gremlins that pop up to alert you of your next task – find a method for making your schedule.
This way you make sure you have time to write and time to do everything else.
Just remember: don’t freak out if your schedule is interrupted and thrown off when something happens (such as illness or alien invasion).
Biggest thing to remember: It is okay to set aside time to write. It is okay to shut yourself off from all human interaction for a few hours.
Or a few days. Or…months.