I have a confession to make. I have not written a word in my work-in-progress all week. Since Friday. Not a single word. The document is open and hasn’t changed.
Before that I wrote 22,000 words in two weeks. It’s not that I don’t know what I want to write or that I have writer’s block. I just have no time. Between performing, the end of the Athena’s Daughters 2 Kickstarter, and life, I just haven’t had time.
I know there are a million articles telling you to wake up early and get 1,000 words done before you start your day. But if you wake me up early and tell me to write anything before you’ve given me coffee and breakfast, I just may beat you to death with my laptop.
I can’t really not do anything I’m doing. Unless my stage manager wants to cut me out of a few scenes. Or I could stop showering, but I don’t think my dressing roommates would like that.
I think the best solution is to take the time as it comes. Manage the time I have the best I can, and when I get the chance to write, use it with as much vigor as I can muster.
After all, life happens. And without a mishap now and then, where would we find the inspiration to write?