The first Wednesday of every month I participate in The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. #IWSG. This is one AMAZING group of talented writers. Some of them are beginners and some are professional authors. One of the many things we all have in common is our moments of extreme insecurity about our craft. Another is our gratitude and strong -pay it forward attitudes when our confidence is soaring.
To find out more about the IWSG (there is really big news there this month) or to join us, visit:
Every Wednesday I also share some of the things I have found that worked and some that didn’t work so well on my journey to publication, marketing and publishing again. Being insecure at times is one thing I had to and still deal with in my writing. Learning to listen to other writers, taking their advice and learning to write through those insecurities is a must.
This month’s #IWSG question is, how do you find the time to write in your busy day?
Writing is my job so I need to create a schedule and stick with it or I don’t get paid. That said I often have a hard time sticking with my schedule. Especially this time of year. The weather is beautiful and I want to be outside. One solution is to find a quiet spot outside to sit and write. I like to sit on my front step with a laptop or a notebook and pen. The soundtrack of kids calling out to each other, their mothers reminding them to watch for cars, dogs barking, birds chirping and cars rolling by can lull me into my writing zone in no time.
For me it is not so much an issue to find the time to write as it is balancing my time between writing for me, writing for others, marketing, PR and blogging. I like to write in the morning and when I get in that groove it’s hard to stop. I should start my day with marketing, the writing that pays the bills and phone calls but writing habits are so hard to break. I will keep trying!