How to find time to write when you have a full-time job
Finding time to write can be a challenge when you have a full-time job. But it’s important to make time for your writing, even if it’s just an hour a day.
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time:
- Wake up early. This is the best time to write because there are fewer distractions. I find I’m better first thing. My target is to get something down on the page before I dare peep at emails or my diary for the day.
Write during your lunch break. This is a great way to get in a an hour (or more) of writing without taking any time away from work.
Write during the evening. After work, you can enjoy a few hours of uninterrupted writing time. But only if night time is your write time.
Take a writing class. This can be a great way to find community, inspiration, and accountability. Online courses have come a long way since the old days.
Take time off from your job. This is far and away the best way to get in a lot of writing time. But you will need to make sure everyone around you gets that this is why you’re taking time off. It shames me to say this, but last week I took two days off and didn’t tell Mr. Fanning. I just shut my office door and pretended to work, while writing took a front seat.
Which of these strategies will you try?