With so many demands on my time, (no matter how fulfilling & completely worth it) how do I find time to write? That’s a great question—I only wish I knew how to answer it. All kidding aside, it’s difficult. In fact, I would say that for me, it is the most difficult part about writing.
Most occasions, after work, I sock away a block of time when the hubs and the kiddo are busy watching their favorite show or chatting on the phone. Other times I sneak away to the computer when they head to the store. Often times I stay up late. While they take their trips on the train to Snoozeville, I stay up and write. Most weekends I’ll dedicate the early morning hours and late night hours to writing as well—freeing myself up for family activities and get togethers during the day.
It isn’t easy though, there is a fine line between getting my writing done and neglecting my responsibilities as a member of my family. But thankfully, my family will offer my gentle reminders, if I’ve been chained to the computer for too long.
It may take my books slightly longer in writing in this fashion, but until writing becomes my full time job, it’ll do. Besides, this way I continue doing what I love without neglecting who I love and letting my life pass me by.
Are you a writer that has a nine to five? How do you find time to write? Share your tips in the comments below.