Making time to write!

On the weekend I was at my daughter’s Taekwondo class when I happened to chat to a published author about my writing schedule. I am planning on doing a post on his works in my next blog post.

He began asking me questions on when I actually did my writing. I was honest in saying that I didn’t really have a strict schedule.

He quickly reminded me that I needed to make time every day. That he had three time slots he wrote every day, at 5am before he went to work, for 15 minutes at lunchtime while at work and then another hour at night. He then began showing me his daily word counts in a spreadsheet that had all his word counts planned for the upcoming twelve months and what he was achieving.

So this week I decided I would take the plunge and awake at 5am, an hour earlier than I usually do every day. I can’t believe that in three days I have already written 4,000 words.

The method he is using is sprinting.

What is sprinting? It is ensuring you have a rough plan on what you are going to write and then writing as quickly as possible with a timer.

I found a great book and app I can use on my phone to sprint.

  

  

What is your writing schedule? 

Do you sprint? 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Making time to write!

  1. I was introduced to word sprints doing nanowrimo and find them really useful. I now fit writing in around a baby, and I basically sprint by necessity, though sometimes I think it would be easier if I did more planning before starting the writing, but it’s seeming to work. I find it takes me a little while to get my focus though so can never seem to use a 15 minute time slot because it takes me that long to get started, so this has got me thinking about maybe trying a different approach to those little time slots. Thank!

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