So I know this isn't our first (and definitely won't be our last) post about finding time to write. As three busy moms/wives/employees/human beings, we struggle to fit writing in. I just wanted to share with you some of the recent ways I've attempted to steal some writing time.
- I've got a Google document where I keep notes about my WIP. I can access this file from my phone or from any computer. If I have thoughts about my story, I write them down immediately. Before I start writing, I check the file for notes. I'm always amazed by the things I jotted down and then promptly forgot. Taking notes this way is essential because I often have long stretches between proper writing sessions.
- I've had a couple of walking brainstorming sessions recently. While taking my daily short walk, I brought along a notepad and wrote down random phrases I could use in an upcoming scene. Walking always gets my creative juices flowing.
- I bring my laptop with me to work every day. (Shhh. Don't tell my boss.) Instead of wasting time while I eat lunch, I try to sneak in a bit of writing. I can't do this every day, but at least I have the option of writing if I have my computer with me.