What time do you prefer to do your writing? Early Worm? Night Owl ? Any five seconds you can grab?
In the writing world, I have never been known for consistency. My schedule is always random, especially since I started college, so I’m forced to squeeze my writing time into any spare minute I can find. Well, on a motivated day, at least. Those nasty, lazy days, I have a thousand excuses, my favorite being: The writing won’t be as high-quality if my mind isn’t all there.
Of course, there are times when my brain is all there and the writing still stinks. Clearly, this habit is no good. In the fall, this hobby will become my major, and I’ll be getting graded on my ability to not procrastinate. Some changes need to be made, color-coded schedules will be implemented, and I’ll have to become less flighty about my writing. I’ll only be taking four classes at Susquehanna this semester (but they are all four credits), so hopefully it will free up some writing time that I didn’t have at Penn State. I need to schedule in a strict amount of time where I just sit and write. No TV, no gym, no food, just writing. And it has to be the same every day, otherwise I won’t stick to it.
What about you other writers out there? Do you have a set writing time, or do you squeeze it in whenever you have a moment?