Writing is hard. Its challenges don’t always come with simple solutions. But there’s a reason I always tell aspiring writers that one of the biggest keys to success is sticking with it long-term. The longer you do it, the better of a handle you’ll have on the parts of the process that are hardest for you.
I’ve been writing fairly consistently for a long time. (The college years were a bit iffy, but I came back from them stronger, so I consider them “growth years.”) I won’t exaggerate and say I have everything figured out. But I’ve overcome many writing roadblocks — especially when it comes to time management.
What works for me may not work for you. But I hope sharing what I’ve learned can help steer you in a decent direction.
Here’s how I make writing happen and stay sane.
I wake up at 5 a.m, but only…
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