Sunday, April 28, 2013
Managing To Write When You Work A Full-Time Job
It can be very difficult to keep yourself motivated to write when your days are busy and all that’s left to you are a few hours of free time either at the beginning or the end. I know this for a fact.
But, if you're determined to write, then you must carve out a time for it. I used to be an early morning writer (5am to 6am), but that isn't possible for me now. So, I've become a late-afternoon writer (5pm to 6pm). Then on weekends I try and write a little more. Thankfully, because I plan my plots, I can write around 1,300-1,500 words in my allotted hour, and that usually leads to around 10,000 words a week. Oftentimes I don't know how I manage to fit everything else in. There's all the plotting, a little marketing, editing of other books, etc.. I won't say it's easy to write and work a full-time job, but it is possible. You just have to be determined.
So I was wondering, what do you all do, those of you who write while keeping a full-time job, to keep yourself motivated to write? I have my schedule and I try to stick to it, but it sometimes seems more than a job than my day job. Even my free times at weekends gets taken from me!
Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to suck it up and do the best I can. Who said being an author was easy?