Finding the Time to Write

Nothing profound is going to be said here. No suggestions, tips, or ideas for organizing one’s time or how to put it to better use. One can’t find the time to do something when there is more to do than time to do it. Such is the reality of the homesteading lifestyle and that’s just the way things are; especially when the harvesting and food preservation season is in full swing. These can’t be postponed or put on hold. If they aren’t done as needed, then the crop is a waste.

I’m not complaining, mind you, because this is what I chose. But I am lamenting that there isn’t a little more time available to be creative. Now that late summer has arrived with autumn soon to follow, things will start to slow down a bit and I’ll feel like I’ve got a little breathing room with my time. The fall garden must still be planted (if it isn’t too hot), and there is a long to-do list. But the to-do list is ongoing, so this time of year is when I start to look for chunks of time to spend writing.

I have several things composing in my head, and I even find a few minutes here and there to jot down ideas. But I need a good chunk of time to let the words flow. I get snippets of inspiration, but organizing them into something sensible needs mental preparedness and concentration. Writing is work.

I’ve toyed with the idea of participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but hesitate. 50,000 words in 30 days is a big commitment. Then too, am I really a fiction writer? I have ideas, but …

Anyway, looking forward to cooler days and less to do. Looking forward to my writing season.