Changing routines

Changing my writing routine

I see so many articles going around writing groups about getting into a routine and write every day. The message from these articles is that this is how you are going to be a “real” writer.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the writer’s of these articles must lead quite a predicable life!

At the moment, I haven’t been able to write every day like I was planning to. For a while, I was beating myself up about it. I wasn’t having a lunch beak as I would be driving my kids to school. By the time evening came around, I was too tired to do anything. Getting up early to write also wasn’t the best plan for my general health and stress levels.

So I came up with a new routine.

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New writing routine

Getting ready for writing

Getting ready for writing

My new story has been going well. In four days, I’ve written four chapters – that’s my goal, writing a chapter a day until it’s done.

I won’t lie – life is busy. It’s coming up to the end of the school year, and I have one child graduating from Primary School, so we have transition days and graduation ceremonies to attend. It’s also nearly Christmas and all that brings, as well as a 12th birthday party to plan. I’m also at my day job and being mum to two boys. Life is busy, but I have a book to write!

My writing routine this week looks a little like this.

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