Make Time to Write

300px-OpenOffice.org_Writer_2It is important that we, as writers, make time to write.

I know there are many other aspects to the writing life that we need to concentrate on, such as:

  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Editing
  • Scheduling
  • Social Media

But we aren’t going to get far in our careers if we do not spend an ample amount of time writing.

Let’s work on getting more writing time into our schedules this year. Look for ways to add more time for this to your schedule.

  • Write for at least an hour before checking your email or social media outlets each morning.
  • Better yet, schedule 2 or 3 hour blocks of time twice a day. Use this time strictly for writing.
  • Write while waiting for appointments.
  • Write while watching television, during commercials.
  • Use the half hour before bed to write ideas in a journal, to keep track of all the things you want to write about. This will provide easy access to ideas when you have down time or need to start a new article. This will save time wondering what you will write next.

How do you make time to write? Let us know in the comments, or email me personally at

Shannon L. Buck

About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.

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