I haven’t written much in the last couple of months.  Between taking care of my elderly parents, working full time, and just trying to keep up with this and that, my writing has suffered.  It’s simple really…I just need more hours in each day.  That’s not asking for too much is it?  But, since that’s not likely to happen, I am going to make a deal with myself and try to write at least one hour a day regardless of what is going on in my crazy busy life!  I have this story just burning a hole in my mind and it must be written soon!  What I’ve written so far, I absolutely love, but I haven’t written nearly enough. It’s always been hard for me to sit down and write for a short time, because once I’m into a scene I don’t want to stop.  But, because of the demands on my time now, I have to adjust this way of thinking and squeeze writing into whatever spare time I can find.  Does anyone have any writing on a time budget ideas?  Would love to hear from you!



  1. Even when I’m not sitting at the computer my mind is developing characters, thinking about plot twists and creating story lines. I have an iPhone so I’m always typing little notes under “notes” or dictating notes in voice memos. That way I can capture the thoughts and type them later when I have time.


    1. I’m the same way, Patti. I’m always thinking of new ideas or something I want to add to the manuscript I’m working on no matter where I am or what I’m doing. My problem is just finding the time to write everyday. Sometimes, I get so frustrated I think maybe my life is so busy because I just wasn’t meant to be a writer. But, if I go too long without writing I start to feel like something is missing from my life. It’s a real challenge and I guess I have to just keep trying to figure it out! Best of luck with your writing endeavors!!!


  2. It’s too late to decide you’re not meant to be a writer (twelve excellent books later). lol Keep doing what you can as you have the opportunity. It will all come together. Just look at your day to day challenges as experiences to draw from when you write and develop characters & situations. You’re too good at what you do to throw in the towel. It’s a gift!


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