Writing Tips

Overcoming Writer’s Block — “Lack of Time” (1)

As noted in the introductory blog, “5 Reasons Behind Writer’s Block,” there are several reasons why writers are often prevented from writing. The six primary reasons include:

  • Lack of Time to Write
  • Sickness
  • Work
  • Lack of Creativity
  • Home Responsibilities
  • ***Fear*** (I am adding this in response to the comments I received on the original post)

The first step to overcoming Writer’s Block comes from the need to discover why the writer is blocked in the first place. Once you have establish the why you can work on how to move forward.

Lack of Time = Intentional Scheduling

clock, hours, minutes

If your writing is suffering from a lack of Time issue then the issue might actually be your scheduling.

There are indeed few people with airtight schedules that hold no wriggle room; however, the majority of us are a bit more flexible. There are various ways that we can adjust our schedules to allow at least 15 minutes of writing time a day.

  • For instance, wake up 15 minutes early or go to bed 15 minutes late. Use that time to write every single day.
  • Don’t want to miss out on sleep? Do you watch TV? Perhaps it’s time to cut out a show, or record it and watch it later that way you can cut out the commercials and use that extra 15 minutes to write.
  • Have a facebook, an instagram, a WordPress, a Twitter, AND other social media sites? Limit your time on them! Yes, they are great and resourceful, but if you are spending hours online with “no time to write,” then something has got to change.

I’ll be honest. I have used the excuse “I don’t have the time” to really mean “I didn’t make the time.” Don’t do that, but instead intentionally schedule writing periods for every day. This will not only give you time to write, but if you do it at the same time every day, it will also help you form a habit.

Happy Writing Everyone!

How to you plan to adjust your schedule to include more writing time?

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13 thoughts on “Overcoming Writer’s Block — “Lack of Time” (1)”

  1. You mentioned the social media thing. Right now that’s a huge one for me. To kickstart my writing (half-finished mystery) I’ll have to forego a LOT of time on social media stuff. So, should I disappear for days on end, that’s what I’ll be up to! 🙂
    –Michael

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  2. I don’t run a schedule, maybe I should, but I suppose I’ve plenty of time. I probably spend too much time blogging, but I do enjoy the interaction. I’m quite diligent in reading so many bloggers posts and always making comments, and I can get myself bogged down. So basically I do everything adhoc, and my poems just evolve in between times. For me my writing poems revolves around my dreams, imagination and how I perceive events and emotions within my mind. My writing is not a forced process, I write of a moment that I’ve got in my mind, and the thoughts just happen to flow out into words. 😊 😊 ❤️

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  3. Sometimes writing becomes a burden and other times it becomes a heavenly pleasure. It’s the writer’s life.

    Now…your article is accurate about intentional timing. If we don’t do this: we’re over. Good one Ms. KaylaAnn

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