A lack of writing time is no stranger to writers. Most people, like some writers, multi-task from sun-up to sun-down.
Remedy a lack of writing time by prioritizing. Make a list of what is most important in your life, or what must be done. Number your list from one to ten, and number one is tackled from the moment you wake up. The listing is addressed in order of importance, one being urgent.
Writing is sitting next to number one, for example.
Set your alarm clock up to two hours earlier than normal for writing. Perhaps, some other time during the night is better? Have your writing tools near-by. Simply, start writing.
“I need my sleep.” You said. “Can’t write early.”
Would lunch-time be more suitable for you? Snuggle in your office, cubicle, corner of a cafe, to write.
Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Visualize your writing idea. Ask yourself questions. Fiction? Non-fiction? What direction is my idea going? Whose view-point? How will the beginning paragraph explode on the page? Remember, you have a lack of writing time, but write as much as possible.
Allow yourself to get comfortable in this routine and write every-day.
Still, you jot down notes for writing ideas at meetings. Grab the inspiration. Notes should be clear enough to bring back the original writing idea. You can’t depend on memory, because memory will rinse it away before long.
There’s a lack of writing time, but write where you are. On the train, plane, seated in a bus, scribble down writing ideas. It’s possible to write a poem, chapter or essay providing you have a long ride on your means of transportation. Often, the act of writing will urge you to write more.
It’s easy to give yourself the excuse that there’s a lack of writing time. Excuses allows you to procrastinate, if you make the “excuse choice.” The remedy is to write.