NaNoWriMo has been going a lot better than I anticipated. I’m only a few hundred words behind, but I make them up when I get a chance to write for long hours at a time. It’s not the most disciplined of schedules, but that’s my life, and sometimes that’s your life too.
There are many writers out there telling you to write every day. They want you to be diligent. They want you to succeed as they have succeeded. And they probably ARE successful, which is the rub, isn’t it?
I’m here to say sometimes life doesn’t accommodate a daily writing schedule. Sometimes life takes a little bit more out of you than you can give. You’re tired. You’re cranky. And all you want to do is sleep. Oh, wait, that’s just me, isn’t it?
But I know when my best writing times are. I found the holes in my schedule and filled them with words. I try to write extra during those hours to make up for the loss of other days, and bit by bit it’s working for me.
You’ve probably tested enough methods to know your own strengths and weaknesses. So what works for you?
Fanny T. Crispin, signing off!