Day 98 – Finding time to write on the weekends

Day ninety-eight of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words for Days 96, 97 and 98 combined: 2,200

Weekends are tricky. Every Friday night I have grand intentions to spend hours and hours writing over the weekend. I don’t have to go to work, so I should have a ton of free time to write. Right? Not exactly. What actually happens is I spend a lot of my weekend catching up on the things I let slide during the week. My house and my family all need my attention, something that is at a premium during the work week.

It’s difficult to find time to write on the weekends, and near impossible to find time when there are no distractions or interruptions. Every Sunday, I wonder how the weekend passed so quickly and how I didn’t find more time to write. Then I think about all of the things I did over the weekend and realize that I simply didn’t have much extra time. I was busy. All. Weekend.

Looking ahead to future busy weekends with the understanding that I want to find more time to write, I need to map out some time management scenarios. To really have an impact I think they will need to include some writing time outside of the home. Because when I’m home, I have a million other things I should be doing. When I’m writing, that is all I want to be doing.

Hopefully by next weekend I will have cooked up some ideas. Feel free to share any of your own tips or secrets to finding time to write on the weekends.

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