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Session 13 from yesterday - family is sick and it's been a nutzo bonkers crazy week, but managed to squeeze a session in [when I probably should have been sleeping]. Exhausted today, but it's still worth it! :)
How do you make time to write when things get busy?

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  • 8w ago j3ss.thewriter j3ss.thewriter

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  • 8w ago rebecca._lee5258 rebecca._lee5258

    @j3ss.thewriter early evening is by time when things get hectic no tv or other distractions. I’m just up in my from from 8 o’clock 😊

  • 7w ago j3ss.thewriter j3ss.thewriter

    @rebecca._lee5258 So you have a set time/amount of hour/s put aside each day that is your 'leave me alone, I'm writing' time? lol How specifically do you count or track your writing time or goals? (Time, days, chapters, word count, etc.?)

  • 7w ago rebecca._lee5258 rebecca._lee5258

    @rebecca._lee5258 I have just realised how many bloody spelling mistakes are in my comment, so sorry 😂😂 I meant my time and thing aren’t hectic and I’m in my room not from ...... call myself a blooming writer 🤪🤪 must’ve been having a bad day☹️

  • 7w ago j3ss.thewriter j3ss.thewriter

    @rebecca._lee5258 You're all good, don't worry about it! I do that too. xD I just blame the WiP. All of my attentive writing goes there (as well as all of the mistakes, but we can just hush about that LOL) and so commenting sometimes gets a little crazy. Plus I usually comment late at night so I'm out of it, *and* my phone either doesn't catch mistakes, or straight up changes words to the wrong spelling or word altogether for some reason. (I'm convinced that my spellcheck is on drugs or something. lol) No worries though, I got what you meant! 😂

  • 7w ago rebecca._lee5258 rebecca._lee5258

    @j3ss.thewriter well for me I set a goal of what piece of the story I want to get up to, that day so I don’t really take a lot of notice when it comes to time or anything like that. I go through the notes i’ve made then of course elaborate them to fit in with my book. Some days I find even though I’m under pressure I have to take a break for a few days just to recharge my batteries.

  • 7w ago j3ss.thewriter j3ss.thewriter

    Are you a pretty big pre-planner/plotter? And yeah, I don't write every day for a variety of reasons, including the fact that I burn out every time that I try. (Then I end up needing a pretty significant break before I can write again and it puts me behind which stresses me out more - it's a cycle that I'd simply rather not enter to begin with. lol) Writing every day without fail is just not how my process works. I need some down/thinking/recharging time in between writing. (I aim for a couple of sessions in a week, but get in at least one.) Are you writing on deadline atm?

  • 7w ago j3ss.thewriter j3ss.thewriter

    @j3ss.thewriter @rebecca._lee5258. - Sorry! I'm not sure why that posted as a new comment as not as a reply. For some reason I can't copy it on my phone to repost it, so I'm just going to tag you in this message. My reply to our ongoing convo. is above. lol yay technology!

  • 7w ago rebecca._lee5258 rebecca._lee5258

    @j3ss.thewriter the story has been in my head for about three years now . I started writing the first book about a year ago I write notes no sleep in my phone you know the thing late at night when you wake up in the middle of the night and have a Yurika moment 🤣the first book is to be published soon but no date set yet well the first part anyway, and to be honest it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger so I’m eager to get the part two out there as soon as possible because personally hate being left on a cliffhanger too long whether that be books or TV series so yeah I am on a deadline but my publisher is not pushing a date not yet anyway🙂

  • 7w ago j3ss.thewriter j3ss.thewriter

    @rebecca._lee5258 Yeah, my book is going to end on a bit of a hanger also. I'm the same way about making people wait lol

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