As much as I hate to say this, it’s true. Writing is a job. It’s becoming more and more a job I want to pursue, but trying to find that sweet spot of writing time is difficult. All of the authors I follow or am friends with have found their own special time for writing. And me? Well… I’m still trying to figure that out.
I could say that a big part of my problem is that I keep pushing aside my writing for the household chores. Which is true to a point. Essentially though, it’s that I’m just bad at time management. I’ve heard a PA would help with that, but I don’t have the funds for something like that and a strictly virtual relationship with someone doesn’t help with the accountability part of it.
I have found that I tend to be more active in my writing at around 1500 (3pm) all the way to about 2000(8pm). In fact, as I’m writing this, it is 1632. See? I’m an afternoon writer.
In some ways this makes sense. I’m usually done with my household chores at around 1300 (1pm) and I tend to take a little nap before picking up Bug from school at 1600. Or, in days I’m hanging out with my main girl, I’m home just before it’s time to get Bug and I’m still writing at this time. However, this doesn’t help with dinners.
I’m currently trying to get into a speed where I just do a ton of weekend cooking (with Will’s help) and we just eat leftovers throughout the week. This actually seems to be a great idea. However, there are still days where a meal has to be made.
Again, it seems all I need to do is figure out this schedule thing.
I have started my planner and have been doing better with that, but ultimately this schedule thing is killing me. I hope I can find a way to get my writing down to a point where it’s not only a job, but something I can continue consistently.
So, what’s the point of this post? Really, it looks like it’s just me trying to verbalize virtually how I’m going to plan my writing. For that, I’m sorry. However, time management is important in any job. Writing just happens to be one of those.
I do have some plans on helping with my time management though. So, we’ll see how that goes. For now… I’m just going to have to keep doing how I’m doing it, but revise accordingly.