I’m struggling to get into a set routine and schedule for my writing work and reading, along with my work around the house, errands, and time with my sons and husband.
I keep telling myself I need to set concrete blocks of writing and reading time in the mornings when I’m most alert, active, and creative.
But I get easily distracted by social media, news stories, and every day life events.
In the past three days, I managed to type up two and a half chapters in my work-in-progress, What She Didn’t Know. I did so at the spur of the moment, when I had a minute. Incidentally, my story is up to 75,000+ words and getting closer to the end. I need to continue on this upward moving path!
My ideal schedule would be 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., but that rarely works due to certain activities that happen once or twice a week at my church at 9:15 and 10:00 a.m.
Do I just make those days exceptions?
Something has to work and keep me focused.
Perhaps I should force myself out of bed and start at 6:00 a.m. and finish up around 11:00 a.m. Maybe my dilly-dallying will be overtaken by my desire to write.
Sure, Dorothy. It hasn’t so far. Ugh
It also doesn’t change the two church group activities I like to attend, but I can at least work on my writing three to four times a week.
The thing is, I also write and read in the evenings, usually from around 8:00 or 9:00 pm. to 10:00 or 11:00 p.m.
Looking into this dilemma, I found that one should write during one part of the day and read during another part.
So, I am going to work on a schedule I can stick with by writing in the morning and reading in the evening before I go to sleep. It must become a regular routine and habit for me to accomplish this. Wish me luck!
What’s your writing and reading schedule? Has it worked well for you?