The Writer

Time to buckle down and get serious

For years, I have struggled with the concept of making a schedule for writing.  I’ve held onto the belief that I could not force myself to be creative on certain days and that I would write when I felt the creative urge.  That all worked fine… for a while.  But now, with a busy schedule full of baby planning, work, and school creativity took a back burner… so much of one that I haven’t even opened a story to write on in months.

I’ve finally decided it’s time to get serious about creativity.  It’s no longer something I want do when I find time.  It’s time to start making time for it.  I have three weeks (including this one) left of this college course, then I’m taking the next two 8 week terms off for the little guy’s arrival.  During the little bit of “down” time I have before he arrives, I am going to attempt to adhere to a creativity schedule (starting around July 1).  I want to dedicate two evenings a week to some sort of creating (ideally writing) outside of blogging, in addition to a weekly blogging schedule.

This year is a year of change for me and I want to take advantage of that momentum to change my writing habits and become more productive. I have big plans for the upcoming year, and I’m ready to start working towards those goals.

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5 thoughts on “Time to buckle down and get serious”

  1. Making a schedule is hard. I find myself “stealing” time to write something. A journal entry, a blog post, a short story scene. It’s hard for me to stick to a schedule that works with everything going on in my daily life. Working two jobs, going to the gym, reserved time for family. So I can relate to what you’re feeling.

    I think what will help me is planning ahead of time. To look at the week ahead and stick to a plan to write, work out, and so on. Having a calendar laid out in front of me will help me carve out time for writing.

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    1. I completely agree that making and sticking to a schedule is so difficult. I have a hard enough time sticking to my outlines! But it’s something that I’m willing to try. I applaud you for even being able to find time to write with two jobs, family time, and going to the gym! You are a wonder man.

      This year I’ve decided to join in on Camp NaNoWriMo and attempt to get the second half of my draft done.

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    1. I’m hoping I’ll be able to snatch some time to write or sleep during those times. I’ve already decided that I will probably be snatching a corner of his room to use as my office at least until he’s mobile.

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