My life the last two weeks has been no different than yours. Different minute details, perhaps, but essentially the same ol' story: hubby sick, exploded water heater, taxes, minor basement flood, car troubles, cat wounded, taxes, truck troubles, Easter celebrations, taxes, meetings, parent-teacher conferences, birthday plans... oh the list goes on and on.
So, I'm wondering: what do you do when you haven't got a spare moment? How do you keep the pace or stick to your writing pact? My own writing motto, scribbled on a sage green sticky note and stuck up above my computer reads, Nulla dies sine linea. Never a day without a line.
There are plenty of methods for writing and staying focused. For example:
1. Word Count: Lots of folks I know set word goals, including yours truly. It varies from person to person, but I've heard of any where from 300 - 1000 words per day.
2. Publicly Set Goals: Uppington often sets public goals and invites her readers to do so as well. She intertwines a perfect measure of accountability and encouragement.
1. The Kiser Method: Write a novel in a year, with specific goals for each month and word count goals for each day.
But what I'm really curious about are your tried & true methods for sneaking that bit of writing into your day -- even in the midst of the storm. How do you quiet your mind? How do you scrape together consecutive minutes? How do you hush the world around you and block out the myriad of urgent cries demanding your attention? How do you write?