What Type of Writing Schedule Do I Keep?


Every writer has a different schedule for writing. Some set a specific time during the day when they lock themselves away from the world and concentrating on their writing. Personally, I only write when I am in the mood. If I try to force myself to sit and write, I find myself staring at the computer screen, waiting for it to say something to me. However, when something comes to mind, the words just flow. When this happens, I may write for hours without stopping.

I’ve been known to wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and have to get up and write it down before I forget it. Then the next morning, I’m at the computer developing the idea and incorporating it into the story line. When I start writing, I continue until the end of the chapter or the end of the thought. I don’t stop to do corrections along the way. I just keep going and let the words flow. Once the chapter is done I then go back, make the corrections, and smooth it to make it flow together.

In this age, people are in a rush and don’t have a lot of free time or don’t know how to use their free time to relax. We are in a fast-paced life where we seem to be running all the time, going and being involved in work, and only have short periods to devote to reading. As a result, I try to keep my chapters within seven to ten pages, giving the reader a quick way to finish and mark his place to start again at his next free time. Each chapter ends to make it easy to stop yet has something to entice the reader to come back and see what happens next.

How do you schedule your time to stay on top of your writing? Comment them down below. You may also connect with me via Facebook or send me a tweet @DrJamesFrazee.


James Frazee

Author, The Mosquito Bites


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