Time seems to be more precious when winter ends and summer begins. You know you only have so long before the days get cold and short again, and you want to soak up every moment of sunlight. At least I do.
And when you have children, time is THAT much more precious. I remember the good old days, when I had the luxury of having a writing routine… BEFORE sitting down to actually write. Get comfy clothes on. Make hot beverage of choice. Grab some brain food. Put on music. Light some candles. (Yes, I totally did this every day.) And then I would sit and write.
It was bliss.
Then I had kids and had to shorten my routine a little and schedule it around my son’s naps. Then I had TWO kids and now I’m literally scrambling for time. (Seriously, those of you with three+ kids, who still find time to write, You. Are. Amazing.)
So, no routine anymore. If both kids happen to nap or go to bed at the same time, I’ll make a hot beverage, and that’s it. Every spare moment not spent on kids or housework goes to writing.
QOTP: When do YOU find time to write?