Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Writing Through It

Happy Tuesday, good people of the blogosphere! I hope you all had an awesome Memorial Day weekend. Having a Monday off is tough, but it did help me process some thoughts I've had concerning this blog. We'll be delving into punctuation this week and I wanted you all to have a head's up because, running in tandem, will be a contest for you to win some very cool prizes both here and over at INDIE Books Gone Wild. Today, I'm going to stress scheduling. Grab your pens and notebooks and let's get going!

If you're at at-home writer with kids, your summer just got difficult. I beg you to do some re-scheduling. Lighten your writing load for the summer. As long as you're writing every day (some of you, like me, are sans weekends because of family, anyway) you'll still have forward progress. Keep that.

As I suggested in the post over on ChaBooCha, schedule your day down to the hour. Here are a couple of the images from that post:


As you can see, I had a lot of writing time. That's going to be cut by half because of the summer. I've rearranged my own schedules to only write for three hours in the afternoon.

You really should go read the post and see how scheduling can help you maximize your writing output. If you're writing at the same time every day you shouldn't come upon writer's block. Just make sure the people around you know you're not to be disturbed while you're working. They can give you three hours a day; it won't kill them.

Don't let the summer overwhelm you. Keep doing what you can to retain your writerly brain and write through it.

Do you schedule like this? Why/why not?

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!

Jo

4 comments:

  1. I had to work out a schedule with my hubby for the summer! I'm already feeling overwhelmed since my youngest's preschool already let out for the summer.

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    1. I know the feeling. It's been a crazy week for me already and they just got out last Friday! :)

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  2. My kids don't get out until 6/14, but my hour-by-hour schedule has pretty much had "Prepare for cross-country move" written in it. Summer will seem easy to balance work/play after these last few weeks. Great post to remind me to make time to write this summer. Book 2 needs to get out of my head and on paper.

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    1. You gotta keep going, Tia! :) Even if you have to adjust, keep at it! Thanks for the comment and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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