How do I find time to write?

Manage your time, organise your time, organize your time, get organisedI thought I’d write about it finding time! I have done articles on time-management before, but there’s always more to say.

Finding Time sounds so strange, as if rooting between the sofa cushions may yield a few extra scraps of time we didn’t know we had. 🙂

Someone recently asked whether they could make money from writing full time. In truth almost all writers want to write full time. Who doesn’t want to get paid doing what they love?

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Repost: Balance writing and life

Plate Spinning smallOld post RE-POSTED because I need the reminder and it’s a good thing to think about as we are all seemingly getting busier.

One (of the many) areas that can make a writer struggle is the intolerable attempts at trying to balance your writing life with…well everything else. Those of us destined to be writers often find ourselves swamped by ideas, scenes, snippets of dialogue and sometimes a full-on deluge of thought-strands that desperately need to be woven together into a story.

Normally this would be great, a fun time had by all (with the occasion crying and screaming moments as happens with us creative types). However that pesky thing called “Life” tends to jam its way into our writing time (since we consider ALL time writing time) and there we stumble.

If you are a writer stressing about finding time, about finding that perfect balance, that method of juggling both writing and life with all its favours, then you are not alone!
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Beating procrastination

Proverb "Procrastination is the thief of time" written on a blacApologies if you came here hoping today’s post would be back on World Building, I will be starting that up again shortly.

However today I thought I would discuss Procrastination and losing time in general. In my post Dealing with Distraction Syndrome I mainly covered the affect the internet has on our lives and our writing. Yet there is much more than just the internet that causes procrastination.

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Balancing Writing and everything else

Plate Spinning smallOne (of the many) areas that can make a writer struggle is the intolerable attempts at trying to balance your writing life with…well everything else. Those of us destined to be writers often find ourselves swamped by ideas, scenes, snippets of dialogue and sometimes a full-on deluge of thought-strands that desperately need to be woven together into a story.

Normally this would be great, a fun time had by all (with the occasion crying and screaming moments as happens with us creative types). However that pesky thing called “Life” tends to jam its way into our writing time (since we consider ALL time writing time) and there we stumble.

If you are a writer stressing about finding time, about finding that perfect balance, that method of juggling both writing and life with all its favours, then you are not alone!
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Dealing with Distraction Syndrome

dealing with distractionWhen I started writing it was before the internet, or at least before the internet became more mainstream. My parents never got the net while I was still living at home and though I did get it when I moved out, the internet was a lot different than it is now.

Chatting to friends was done in IM windows rather than on platforms like Facebook. Crappy blurry webcams you could make fun of rather than Skype and everyone used Yahoo as their search engine because who the hell had heard of Google!
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