Here is an interesting article on finding time to write by Sandra Madeira My writing notebook
I love the idea of seeing how many hours are in the day, and what time you have to write and when. For some of you, this might work. Unfortunately for me… this is my day.
Drive to work (Think about what I want to write today)
Work until Lunch
Write during my lunch break
Work until 4:30
Drive home (Think about what I want to write tomorrow)
Have dinner (If my wonderful husband had time to make it)
Run out the door to soccer practice (Sometimes I bring my laptop and write. Sometimes I walk around the field and think about writing)
Come home (Eat dinner if there was not time before)
Clean up the dishes, do laundry, clean the house
Tuck the kids in for bed
Check my email, blog, beta read or research for about an
hour while my husband finishes working
Spend an hour with my husband
Yes, this novel has taken me a few years to write.
Time is such a premium. Weekends are pretty much the same, unless it’s not soccer season. Kudos to anyone who can find the time to fit it all in.
I shake my head when I see interviews with authors who can write a novel in a few weeks. They must not have kids, or full-time jobs. However…
I WILL NOT BE DAUNTED. Writing is part of me. It makes me whole, and keeps my sanity. Everyone should have a chance to spend a little time in a world of their own making.