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
- 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
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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