Because I am so into my writing lately, it’s really hard when everyday life squeezes out my writing time. I need more! Here are a couple of ideas for how to get some:
1. Stop watching TV. Stephen King said it and he’s right. But doesn’t watching T.V. help benefit your writing by showing you how to create snappy dialogue, manage your pacing and build tension? Just watch your favourites and cut out the meaningless ones you watch just because it’s on.
2. Go out for coffee. “I’m meeting a friend for coffee” takes on a whole new meaning when your friend Cheryl is your laptop.
3. Develop insomnia. Why lie tossing and turning if you can’t sleep? I either get up and read or curl up with my writing notebook and see what happens. Sometimes, writing helps me fall back asleep.
4. Blogging appointments. I have to schedule my writing time to fit it in, so why not schedule a time for reading and posting to blogs? For me, time limits are required.