Finding Time To Write (Part 2)

Have you tried setting your alarm a bit earlier than usual yet? Did it work? I suppose that it also involves some sort of discipline on your part. I remember how many times I have set my alarm only to actually get up an hour after it goes off. So anyway, here are more ideas to help you find the time to write.

Write on the road
Now this tip will only work in certain cases. If you take the train to work or someone else drives for you, then you can spend the minutes on the road to write. Even if you do not have a laptop with you, you can still jot down your piece on a notebook, the old fashioned way. You will be surprised at how much more productive you can be. Just imagine, if you have a 30-minute travel time each way everyday, you will have an hour’s worth of extra work.

Write while in a “useless” meeting
I have to be honest with you, I dislike meetings. Especially those which are required at work and I do not really have to be there. You can make the most out of it, though, by writing while you are in there. Of course, it would be good to do it as surreptitiously as you can as you wouldn’t want to be rude. I am sure so many other people doodle while they are in meetings they do not want to be so you might as well write and be productive.

Originally posted on August 15, 2008 @ 7:36 am