But this week, I have been making an effort and found time to write at least a thousand words on my Taniwha story, which I am absolutely thrilled about, because I struggled with it, wrestled with it for weeks. I was kind of stuck wondering where the scene I was on, was going to go, but I didn’t need to.
I am a methodical writer. I like to have a plan, start at the beginning, work my way through the middle and come to a satisfying end. This story is different. I have written the beginning, missed some, done some of the middle, and missed some, and now I am writing the ending.
This piecemeal way of writing doesn’t sit easily with me, so that is why I have been struggling with it, and I have managed to struggle to find time to write, because I have been too busy AVOIDING writing.
And I didn’t need to. Because on Wednesday I decided I needed to write a thousand words. And I did the same on Thursday and Friday, so in all, I have over 3000 words added this week. Which is 3000 words closer to finishing the story.
So instead of avoiding writing, I am making time, even if it is only half an hour, to write. Because if I don’t, then I won’t write.
How do you make time to write?