Monday, January 27, 2014
Do you have a writing schedule?
But with freezing weather and a nasty head cold, I've been staying inside and pacing in circles. When I'm not trying to write, I've been watching movies and reading ebooks that have been recommended to me. It seems the days go by fast, even when I'm trying to write. I've decided it's because I've gotten out of my normal habits of writing in the morning and doing the rest in the evening.
Having a writing schedule is important for me. It keeps me disciplined and helps my train of thought. Some writers don't seem to need a schedule and can write whenever they feel like sitting down. But I find the my stories are less scattered and more cohesive when I'm sitting down ready to work each day. Right now I'm having to do a re-write on the beginning of a story I started because I wasn't staying with the story each day. The chapters didn't weave together in a smooth story and I found I was losing the sparkle of the main idea. But after I began the re-write, it started to flow in an even pace.
What I need now is a little more cold weather to keep me inside working on my book and I'll have the story in tip top condition. Between that and a good writing schedule, I should be able to finish this book in just a few months. Do you have a schedule for your writing? How does it work for you?