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, http://www.cindy-sikkema.com
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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