Ever hit a brick wall in your writing? Not like writer’s block; I mean a much more difficult to bypass sort of wall—a piss poor writing schedule.
I ask because I have been attempting to scale this particular obstacle for several months with no headway or upward movement. See, I am in a job that does not follow a schedule. We are reactive and proactive simultaneously. We prefer to do a bulk of our work when the rest of the world is still sound asleep or have no business being out and about. (I’m military, if you didn’t guess that already.)
Ordinarily that would be a good thing. Think of all the quiet downtime while the rest of the world is busy being on a normal time schedule. Alas, no; once I am done with said duties, I tend to be a bit frazzled and cannot properly concentrate on my story. Or there are constant interruptions from several different directions.
So what to do? I’d love to sit down and write for a few hours at a time, setting a consistent rhythm, but that is rarely possible. What other options are there? Type a few sentences every time I can get a break? Take notes on paper and use the free “once-in-a-whiles” to type everything out?
You tell me. What has worked for your writing in the past? (Or what hasn’t?)
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