How to Have Time for School AND Writing.

With the new semester starting I know it can be difficult finding time to write. Everyone is worried about school. Time for vacation is over and it’s time to get back to work. When can you find time to write?

Here’s the thing.

Time has to be made, not found. It’s important for everyone to practice their craft. For writers that means WRITING.

The only way to improve a skill, much like learning something in school, is repetition and practice. The only way to get better at writing (or finish your manuscript) is to write.

With school starting again and other responsibilities being added to your plate, it can be difficult to make time for the other important things.

Here is the main way to make time to write.

    • If something is important to you, you need to make time for it. This doesn’t mean you need to set aside an hour everyday to write if that’s not reasonable.
    • Create a space in your schedule specifically for your creative writing time. Once a day, once every other day, once a week… whatever it takes. Once you have it set that time belongs to you.

My schedule is constantly changing, but I know I have to fit my writing time into my weekly assignments.

As a homeschooler, I take the opportunity to arrange my own schedule around my college classes and I make sure my writing is a scheduled part of my daily or weekly assignments.

Last semester my writing time was in the morning before school started and in some cases in-between classes. That seemed to work pretty well for me so this semester I plan on doing the same thing.

Remember, if it’s important to you, only you can make it a priority in your life. Take charge of your inner writer.. get to writing 🙂

If you have other ways of making time to write, I would love to know! What time do you usually write?

-R.E. Klinzing

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