I've extolled the virtues of speed writing and ways to do it in another post so today, I'm focussing on something different.
How do you find the time to write?
For me, it's making the opportunity the write.
If preschooler is playing at my feet, I write.
If he's blowing bubbles out the back, I write.
If he's watching Playschool, I write.
Do I feel guilty at times? Sure do. Surely I should be interacting with him all the time?
Yet I spend every day with my kids for the bulk of the day, I'm very hands-on so I guess these few snatched half hours here and there aren't too bad.
And I need them.
I have deadlines, some that fluctuate, like my current one.
I need to write 35K in a week.
In school holidays.
So far, I've managed 20 pages the first day, 26 yesterday and the bulk of those were written while the kids played around me.
We do what we have to do to find the time to write.
Here's a great post on ways to find that time.