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FINDING TIME TO WRITE

Posted on February 10, 2013

It can be hard to find time to write when you work full-time and have a family. I think I've come across a schedule that works well for me.

I've been back at school teaching for three weeks now and I have been happy with the work I have gotten done on my two active projects. I have six chapters of one and six of another.

Here's how I did it. Maybe this schedule will work for you.

Monday thru Friday I get home, get dinner for the kids, and get them started on their homework. As they work, I get about an hour to an hour and a half on my writing. Usually out of a five-day week, I can do this four of the five days. This allowed me to get two chapters of Graham 3 done each week.

On Friday night or Saturday night, I stay up for one or both nights and work from 11 to 2 on Burnt. This allowed me to write two chapters a week of this book.

After three weeks of doing this, I still find my desire to write burning bright and the efficiency with which I use every hour exceedingly high.

I wasn't sure I could do two projects at once, but both feed different writing desires. If I keep up this pace for five more weeks, then the first sixteen chapters of each book will get completed.

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Comment by KEITH ROBINSON on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013...
I'm not sure I can work on two different books at once. I could edit one and write another, but not write two at the same time. Too taxing on my brain. :-p
Comment by BRIAN CLOPPER on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013...
The start of a book is easy. As I get more pages under my belt of each book, I may have to put one on hold as I finish the other. Part of me thinks that will happen right around the time I track out and have three weeks to write. With as hard as I pushed myself with our joint effort in January, I like the idea that I could finish one of these in those three weeks.

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