Ros Baxter gives some advice on finding time to write. I need this, because I suck at time management:
I once read that Capote would write lying casually on a couch (probably a chaise lounge), with a glass of sherry in one hand and a pencil in another. TS Elliot had a hideaway above Chatto & Windus, a publishing house on St Martin’s Lane. Edgar Allen Poe could only write in black; Mark Twain in white.
I suspect if they had a smartphone with a constantly scrolling newsfeed and/or Angry Birds it might have had some impact on their productivity.
Ros gives us 7 things to help get that time in. I've used 5 quite effectively, with just a low '300 word' requirement.
- Become a voyeur.
- Staple a notebook to your arse.
- Set goals.
- Make time to write every day.
- Set yourself a daily word count.
- Not feeling creative?
- Finally, be grateful
Details and explanations at the original article if you're keen: http://www.allisontait.com/2013/03/starting-out-10-how-to-make-the-time-to-write/