Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Today's post is actually a bit ironic seeing as though it's something I really struggle with. Writing is sometimes very hard to fit into a schedule, especially when it's not your primary responsibility. Being in school, I find it really hard to write most days. If homework isn't taking up my whole evening, by the time I'm done with my homework, I don't really want to write - the same way I often don't want to sit and read after doing homework. So what is a girl left to do?
Sometimes, I literally just have to sit down and force myself to write. However, these sessions usually result in absolute crap in the form of a word document. But sometimes it's the only way to push through and get through the terror that is the first draft.
And I like that I'm writing about procrastination in writing when I'm only three weeks into this and I'm already missing deadlines.
Anyway, so basically I just have to use ANY time I can find to write. Study hall when I have nothing else to do - I actually hand write it(!) - and if I have a couple of minutes here and there to add anything to my word document (which is almost always open).
Long story short: Write when you can. If you have breaks from work, use those to their full advantage. I know, life gets busy when your only break is a weekend. Trust me, I know. But luckily, as a student, I have three free months to write. Unless, you know, I actually get a job. Think my parents will accept writing as my occupation for the time being? :)
See ya next Tuesday!
Posted by Hanna at 6:25 PM