Thursday, 8 September 2016

Insecure Writer's Support Group: Stealing Time

Insecure Writer's Support Group is a blog hop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh where totally insecure writers can get together and share the things that are making us go argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            I am such a bad newsletter reader that I hadn't cottoned on to the fact that there are monthly questions that we're supposed to answer for IWSG! I had another post ready but instead I'm frantically trying to answer this month's question, which is one I've been wrestling with for the past few months anyway: "How do you find the time to write in your busy day?"
           The answer to this is that I usually don't. Which has become a bit of a problem because unless I take time off work it can mean months on end with no writing done at all. Lately, the thought of not writing has been bugging me a lot more and I've taken the drastic measure of forgoing seeing friends during lunch at work to either read or work on my writing. Needless to say I'm not very popular at the moment. Since doing this, I've realised that while most people are supportive of my writing, they don't actually understand the sacrifices that have to be made in order for me to sustain my writing as well as hold down a full time job and have some kind of life outside of either of these things.
          So this morning I tried something new, I woke up half an hour earlier before work and am using that time to get some writing done. Eventually I'm hoping that I can wake up a little earlier each day so that my morning writing sessions, along with my cloistered lunch times, will turn into a habit. Fingers crossed!


  1. I hope that works for you. My brain just doesn't function before noon, so I would be writing gibberish.

  2. Yes, Rhiannon Hart does/did that. She'd be up writing at 5.30 am. I can't do that. It takes me time to turn my rain on. But a set time to write is good.

  3. As much as I hate getting up early, I find that I can get so much more done first thing that it almost makes it worth it. But I do love my sleep more. Good luck! Keep it up. The world needs your books out there!!!

  4. Good luck with the early writing!

    Regarding social life, I find that catching up with people in groups is easier and less time-consuming than catching up one-on-one. And, too, I use my commute time in and out of the city to do some writing.

  5. Whatever works for you. I need to get back into daily writing, too, even if that means writing in the middle of the night (at least I have the energy at night). Writing means sacrificing other things to get it done. Maybe when the writing is paying for everything can it not necessarily mean that. Someday, right?

  6. Mornings are the only way to go. I've been doing 5 to 6 AM lately. Otherwise there just aren't enough hours in the day. Know what I mean?


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