Last year, I really struggled to find the time to dedicate to writing. I’d write when I could in brief half an hour stints, but there’d never be a set time or place that I’d dedicate to myself and writing. I find I struggle to find the space in my mind and in my house to write these days — I abandon laundry to write and then feel so bad about not doing laundry that I abandon words to tend to that.
This year I’m trying to change. I made a planner, and now I schedule-in time to actually write. I don’t feel so bad about it when it’s scheduled in, and somehow planning time to write means I feel compelled to do it.
The hardest thing now isn’t finding the time; it’s finding the space, a place where I can write. I’m still experimenting with where this can be — coffee houses don’t hold the answer for me, and neither does writing in the kitchen or on the sofa. The bed calls to me, and I do some of my best typing from it, but I sometimes wonder if I’m missing a trick or a great place I could be writing.
How do you find a place to write?
This post is part of Alex Cavanuagh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a once a month posting of doubts, fears, and confusions among friends.