This might seem obvious – but make sure you get a block of time allocated in your day’s schedule for your main writing period. (I say main writing period, because you can ‘top up’ with strategies like the Furious 500 and the Nifty 350 as mentioned in yesterday’s post.)
As well as making sure you’ve got a block of time allocated, try and make sure that block is located in the writing periods of the day that work for you.
I like to schedule my main writing to start once the kids have gone to school. So at about 9.15 AM Monday to Friday I sit down at my writing computer, fire up Scrivener, turn off the internet, cue up my writing music in iTunes and start writing.
As well as making sure you’ve got a block of writing time scheduled, I’d advise making your main writing block as early in the day as possible.
I can tell you from experience that if you schedule it for night time it’s much, much easier to get derailed by unexpected events or fatigue.
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