Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

The New Writing Schedule

November 16th, 2017

At the start of the month I mentioned that I’d undertaken a new writing schedule:

Writing more fiction is my top priority and I’ve already adjusted my schedule to accommodate that. My plan is to ignore email, Twitter, and the news until at least noon. Instead, I’ll start my day by diving straight into writing…

I’ve stuck to this new schedule since then and I’m loving it. Words are still not pouring forth in a torrent, but I’m so much more focused on the writing, on the storytelling, and for me that’s the important thing. When I’m immersed in the words, progress is going to be made.

I’ve gone back to the novel I started earlier this year. Much of the past few days has been spent getting my notes in order and plotting the remaining events that take place in this volume, along with some of the main action in the next, but I’ve also been slowly extending the word count.

A side effect of this schedule, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing, is that I’ve been spending a lot less time on social media, Twitter in particular. It’s better to be writing. Right?

Posted on: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 4:45 pm
Categories: Writing.

4 Responses to “The New Writing Schedule”

  1. SteveG Says:

    Right! [Coming from someone who should be writing.]

  2. Clyde Says:

    Right you are.

  3. Keith Says:

    Sounds good.

  4. Kay Kenyon Says:

    Way to take control of your time! It’s a reminder to me that I haven’t done so myself for a longish time. Thanks for the little push.