The last few weeks have brought truth to the rumours that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. I can’t actually remember a time where I wasn’t surrounded by packing boxes. We’ve been in the new house a week and we’ve still not got sorted out.
However, I could barely do anything until my study/writing area was set up and even that took a couple of days. Kitchen equipment, clothes – no, nothing was as important to me as my little area where I can write.
My writing time has taken a beating. My deadline for the end of August is quickly approaching and I’m nowhere near the point where it can be ready.
Before the move, I had promised myself that I would still make time to write everyday and then, as the days passed, I have been telling myself that ‘I will do some writing tomorrow.’ I am getting to really understand the importance of routine. How, making sure you sit down every day and write, even if it’s only for ten minutes can make a difference.
Apart from the fact that I’ve not written anything on my work in progress, I have missed the act of writing – of just disappearing into my characters lives for a little while.
Life can and has got in the way in recent days. It has a habit of doing that but I know now that, making time to write is important, whether it’s 100 words or 1,000.
When have you found it difficult to write? Do you have any tips for other writers? Do you think routine is important?
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