5 Ways to Squeeze Writing into Your Busy Schedule

My life is a tornado.  Sometimes kids, house stuff, homeschooling, church work, therapist duties, chickens, and everything else pull me into a frenzy of activity that I fear I will never escape.  So, how to write?   
1. Take advantage of the quiet moments:  There's always an eye in the storm. The baby is quiet.  The phone isn’t ringing.  The older kids are playing cooperatively. You are doing the dishes and you are alone!  Take this time to write in your mind.  I actually thought of this post today in the car on the way home from a dr.’s appointment.  I got home, typed this up, and walla!

2. Carry a notebook or smart phone with you at all times:  Strong winds will carry your ideas away, so write them down immediately! Even if you can’t write hundreds of words a day, writing even one word a day can be inspiring (see PiBoIdMo).  If you have a way to record your ideas when they come, you’ll get more writing done!  My little pink notebook accompanies me everywhere.

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  1. Great post, Kirsti! Number 3 is especially true for me. With faith, family, homeschooling, and writing at the forefront, I have become somewhat antisocialmedia-able. Yes, I miss out on hearing about the latest events in others' lives, but I'm able to focus on doing things that are important to me and my family. By the way, your new family photo is beautiful! Happy holidays!

  2. Hi Angel, I'm glad you liked the post and the new family photo! Although I've been conspicuously quiet, I've been enjoying your posts also :)