Saturday, 6 October 2012

Time Is Ticking Away

A couple of weeks ago, someone asked me how I fit writing into my life. It's not very interesting, but here's how I do it.

7am - Get up and go to the day job.
3pm - Return from the day job. Start up computer, read and reply to email, check other sites etc.
4pm - Write.
5pm - Shower, dinner, chill out.
7.30pm - Write.
9pm - Chill out.
10.30-11pm - Bed.

Rinse and repeat! And that's it. My life's not all that interesting, is it? In addition to that, I also, like many writers, carry a notebook with me. The journey to and from work, and before finally dozing off, gives a extra little time. It does take will power to not get distracted and, more often than not, something arises which takes away from getting any work done. But everyone needs a break from time to time. All work and no play etc etc. If you schedule your life, how do you do it?

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  1. You have more discipline than I. I am up at 6AM and don't get home from work until almost 6PM, by which time I am exhausted, eat dinner, shower and basically try to wind down so I can be asleep hopefully by 10PM. I am never able to write in the evenings - too much going on (with my other half) and too tired, so that leaves weekends for me to write, along with any errands, laundry, shopping, housework, etc. *sigh* but one of these days I will be finished with this novel! LOL!

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    1. One day that time will appear. :) When I first took my current job (which is part time) I hated it because of the low hours. Then realised that it had actually happened for a reason. You never know when those moments will creep up on you. :) Keep going! :)

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  2. PS - Forgot to mention that I have a letter for you sitting here on my desk. Our post office is closed today for Columbus Day, so I will get it on its way to you tomorrow!

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  3. Interesting! Just wondering how you've been. I frequently ponder trying to be a more disciplined writer like you, when I've got writers block.

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    1. Doing good although it's busier than Santa on Christmas Eve at this end! I find that assigning time, be it 10 minutes or an hour, is really good for writing. Even if you do nothing in those minutes, it's starting to get in to a habit of saying "Okay, I'm going to write during this time". Eventually you fall in to it and it goes from there. :) As for writer's block - it's a pain in the ass! Hopefully it'll pass. :)

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