One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other. Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.
This week’s topic is:
NaNoWriMo asks participants to write with a reckless abandon for the month, squeezing in time for 1667 words per day for 30 days. Similarly, when on a deadline, we often are asked to churn out books and stories in a shorter amount of time than we’d like. Usually these stretches of time seem to hit when there are a lot of other things going on in life, too. How do you squeeze in extra time for writing during NaNoWriMo or during any deadline-driven period without neglecting the family, the day job or your own eating, bathing and sleeping needs?
Let’s discuss this in the comments or on the forums and see what our community thinks.
I can’t neglect what is essential – no one can. I can rearrange the rest of the day. It’s figuring out the difference that’s tough.
Generally, all I can do is cut back even further on my sleep. I can delay the dishes or let the (clean) laundry lie around unfolded… but the easiest thing to cut back on is sleep. Note that I didn’t say it is the healthiest option.