We’re all given the same 24 hours in a day. Yet, for many writers, it can be difficult to carve out that much needed time dedicated for writing. If you struggle with finding time to write, we’ve put together this post with our top tips for how to make time for writing.
Here are some tips for How to Make Time for Writing:
Schedule Time to Write
Writing every day at the same time can really help you to stay focused and get in the habit of writing. Try to think of when you’re at your best for writing – and make a point to schedule on your calendar at least 30 minutes or an hour for writing. Treat your time for writing the same you would an important meeting or appointment.
Pinpoint Writer’s Block Issues
Some of the reasons why we don’t have time to write really come down to writer’s block. If you are stuck on what to write about, we have many Creative Writing Prompts to jumpstart your creativity!
Adjust Your Sleeping Schedule
Writing in the morning when your mind is refreshed from a good night’s sleep can be more productive than staying up late at night to write. Try waking up an hour earlier to see if that helps you with finding a good time to write. For others, writing comes more naturally late at night. It’s different for everyone – so try experimenting with what works best for you.
Carry a Notebook With You
You never know when inspiration may strike – and having a notebook is essential for being able to write at anytime. I keep a small composition notebook in my purse with pen…this way I can jot down notes, write anything, etc. at anytime no matter where I am! If you’re more technically inclined, you could also send yourself an email or keep notes in your phone.
Ask for Help
No one can do everything all at once all on their own. It’s okay to ask for help! Meet with a writing group to help you stay inspired and connected, and if you need to, ask for someone to watch the kids or do household chores. Don’t be afraid to follow your dream of writing and make connections with people who will help you get there!
Do you have any tips for how to make time for writing that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them in the comments section below!