Here’s what keeps me from writing:
6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Wake up and get self, husband, and toddler ready for the day
7:45 a.m.-8:10 a.m. Drive toddler to daycare
8:10 a.m.-8:20 a.m. Extract self from daycare
8:20 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Drive to work
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Work, with 1/2 hour break for lunch
5:05 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Drive to daycare
5:15 p.m.-5:35 p.m. Coax toddler to car
5:35 p.m.-6:05 p.m. Drive home
6:05 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Make and eat dinner, go for walk with family, clean up kitchen, bathe toddler and put him to bed
8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Watch television, talk to husband, check Facebook, write blog, pay bills
10:30 p.m.-10:45 p.m. Get ready for bed
10:45 p.m. Go to sleep
Sure, there’s room for writing in that 8 to 10:30 period. But by that point in the day, I’m often gablosted and just want to veg.
Tonight I wrote for an hour and a half or so, because my husband cracked the whip. Surprise, surprise, I feel much happier than I do on the nights when I don’t write (which is most nights).
So, wanna play my misery poker and tell me what keeps you from writing? Or better yet, share your tips for carving out the time to write. I’ll share some things that have worked for me in a future post.