Have you ever had the urge to sit down and write, but the minute you open the blank word document you are distracted by anything and everything that comes your way?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone! While some writers might be able to sit down on a whim to create something amazing, most writers need to set aside the time and create on schedule. So, what are the best tips when it comes to creating a writing schedule? Here are a few strategies that will help you stay focused and become productive:
- Make your time matter. As a writer, creating with your words is just as important as going to the gym or attending that doctor’s appointment. Schedule your writing sessions just like you would any other important task and stick to it.
- Create a space. In order to want to sit down and write when it’s time, you should enjoy being in your creative space. Everyone has a different desired writing environment, so it’s important that you find what works best for you.
- Start new routines. Get yourself ready for writing by creating a routine that gets you in the mood, whether that means creating an energizing or moody playlist on Spotify, brewing up a cup of coffee or lighting a favorite candle.
Writing should be a pleasurable activity, but when you don’t make time for the activity it has the potential to become a chore like anything else. Creating a writing schedule is an effective way to get things done!