Okay, I’ve had a very busy week. Lots going on, more than normal. How does one find time to work on their writing when they don’t have time to write? Writing is, well, actually more than just writing. Somehow writers find time to write, or at least work on their writing when they don’t have time to write.
I steal time over breakfast proofreading or editing a MS, marking it up to revise later. I’m not green when it comes to revising. I have to print it out. I know, I know it’s awful, and waists paper, but before you shun me, I do use both sides. After marking it up on one side and revising on the computer, I draw Xs across the pages and print the revised version on the other side. Maybe I could be considered half green.
Proofing at breakfast, in the car, waiting for someone or anytime you can steal a few minutes is, well, part of writing. It has to be done.
Even watching a movie or show on TV can be used for searching market books to find where to send my next submission.
And don’t forget to keep an old copy of Writers Digest or two in the car. Just in case. Sometimes it is nice to re-read some of the articles.
On your busy days, how do you find time to write, or at least pursue your writing?