6 months ago
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
How do you juggle your writing day or time? Do you say, okay, I'm going to write for 30 minutes, then allot the next thirty minutes to research? At the end of the day, do you edit what you wrote that day? Do you go back and read the full manuscript or story from the beginning, whether you wrote it that day or a month ago?
Do you even set a schedule? Do you have a plan?
I don't think a plan or schedule is a requirement. Some writers do that. Some writers don't.
I think you have to do what works for you. Maybe you feel the most creative in the early morning hours. Maybe writing at night while others are watching TV works for you.
Perhaps you work a full-time job during the week and weekends are your I'm-sitting-my-rear-in-a-chair-and-writing time.
Or maybe you're just super-busy weekdays, weekends, evening and morning. Maybe you write or edit or promote whenever you get the chance.
Any of those are workable. And if it fits your needs, then it's a good plan.
Nowadays, authors have to do a lot more juggling than they used to do.