Round-Up Question of the Week: How do you carve out time for writing?

How do you carve out time for writing?This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: How do you carve out time for writing?

Here’s what they had to say:

I carve out time for writing in the same way I get myself to the gym – with a grimace and a groan – then an epic battle of wills in which I force my feet to take me where I need to go. And just like going to the gym, sitting down to write is ALWAYS worth the struggle, so I remind myself of that truth the next day, and the next, and the next, until I finish what I’ve started. There is no magic wand, no secret ingredient, nothing that makes me any better or worse than the next person. There is only this: determination. – Cindy Sikkema

I carve out time for writing when the urge overwhelms me. It often comes when I am around nature, in the woods, by the river bank – silent and serene natural places. – Abe Agboola

I carve out time for writing when I am working. Thoughts come so easily to my head when I am busy. I grab anything to write my thoughts down and begin to add to it. I’m at work and can’t stop writing. It is so calming and joy overwhelms me, because when I get home my mind goes blank . I love being busy doing something – gardening, doing laundry, even washing dishes – that’s when a story pops in my head. Love writing. – Allyson Nix

Wake up early. – Rie Allen Linton

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  1. Barbara Molin says:

    I make time to write the same way I make time to brush my teeth – by not allowing my mind to discuss it. My routine is to get out of bed, open the laptop while making coffee and and then write for an hour. After that I can do anything I want: surf the Internet or sleep all day if I choose, but often I find myself writing a lot more. Before I developed this habit, I used to carry on a conversation with myself over how I don’t feel like it at the moment and how I’ll start later.

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