The Working/Writing Balance


How to Balance Work with Writing

     I get asked all the time how am I able to find time to write each day while still working? Let me begin by saying it's not easy but like everything else if you want it badly enough and your willing to put in the hard work it's definitely attainable. I've broken it down into three key part; write no matter what, no excuses and progress.

     You need to find a time in the day that works best for you. Since we are all different early morning might work well or if your a night owl, staying up that extra hour to get some quality keyboard time in might be a better option. But no matter what you need to write everyday. My schedule is different everyday but I try and write in the morning or midday. I find these are the times I am most productive.

     Don't make excuses for yourself. We are all tired, we are all overwhelmed. You need to get after it and remind yourself that no one is going to do it for you. It's time to take action, today is the day.

     Whether you write 1000 words, a paragraph, a sentence, heck even a word it's still progress. Remember the journey to your first book is a marathon not a sprint. Take comfort in the fact that everyday you are making progress towards your goal. It was the turtle that won the race, not the rabbit. 

Jonathan Yanez: The Working/Writing Balance

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Working/Writing Balance


How to Balance Work with Writing

     I get asked all the time how am I able to find time to write each day while still working? Let me begin by saying it's not easy but like everything else if you want it badly enough and your willing to put in the hard work it's definitely attainable. I've broken it down into three key part; write no matter what, no excuses and progress.

     You need to find a time in the day that works best for you. Since we are all different early morning might work well or if your a night owl, staying up that extra hour to get some quality keyboard time in might be a better option. But no matter what you need to write everyday. My schedule is different everyday but I try and write in the morning or midday. I find these are the times I am most productive.

     Don't make excuses for yourself. We are all tired, we are all overwhelmed. You need to get after it and remind yourself that no one is going to do it for you. It's time to take action, today is the day.

     Whether you write 1000 words, a paragraph, a sentence, heck even a word it's still progress. Remember the journey to your first book is a marathon not a sprint. Take comfort in the fact that everyday you are making progress towards your goal. It was the turtle that won the race, not the rabbit. 

2 Comments:

At February 24, 2013 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Lynn Lovegreen said...

Good points! One tip: thinking about writing is writing time too. So it's okay if you simply think about the next scene, your main character, etc. if you can't get to the keyboard that day.

 
At February 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Jonathan Yanez said...

Thank you for adding that Lynn I whole heartedly agree. I find myself doing this on an almost daily basis. When I do this before I write it makes the entire writing process flow so much smoother.

 

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