Ok, now that I don’t have a job, or really any obligations, it’s time I set myself a schedule. The whole point of me not looking for a job or a serious volunteer position while here for 6 months was to explore my writing (and because who’s going to hire me for less than a year). I want to see if it’s something I decide to make more than a hobby, to see if it’s something that I can be successful in, and really – just to see what I am capable of. Was it just that one story, or do I have more in me?
So I am making a plan! Basically, I want to dedicate as much time to writing as I did working at my last job, I averaged about 25 hours a week (probably closer to 30 with working at home and thinking about work, but you know, I didn’t get paid for that), and I think that’s pretty good for this project of mine. It allows time to run errands, hit the gym, and still relax a bit. I’m dedicating about 2-3 hours a day working on editing my current manuscript, and then another 2-3 doing the research and drafting for my next WiP (more about that next week).
I’ve tested this last week, and while I was still a bit all over the place, I think it will be pretty easy for me to fall into this routine, and I think I am going to enjoy it.
Do you guys block out time for your writing or is it more spontaneous?