Applying structure to your time is not just about writing. It is about ensuring that you get everything done. It is about looking at the bigger picture of what you want to achieve and making it happen. Anything worthwhile requires a level of commitment, and writing is no different. However, the process is not set in stone. It is dynamic and constantly changing.
It is not easy, and even the most successful writers struggle sometimes.
It can be hard to accept that you are allowed to do something just for yourself, and you do not need to become a successful author to say, ‘this is my writing time.’
Mariëlle and Lucinda consider ways of using habits to get writing done.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with one being chaos and ten being getting everything done that you want, where do you score structuring your time?
For many writers, the act of writing is like coming home to themselves. It connects them to their core and feeds their souls, yet it is hard to set apart and prioritise our writing time.
This week try to prioritise your writing over everything else you’ve got going on, even if it means getting a mere 5 minutes of writing done before the rest of your life beckons. Make it your number one priority and at the end of the week, reflect on how hard or easy was it to prioritise your writing time. How did you feel throughout the week, and how are you feeling about it now?