You’ve decided to write your book. You’ve decided when to start. Now you have to carve out the time to write.
Why “finding time to write” usually doesn’t work
You’ve got a busy life with lots of commitments. It’s unreasonable to think that writing time will magically appear. You need to carve out the time as part of your planning process.
Go for chunks of writing time
There are people who write their books in little snippets of time, no more than a few moments each. They’re the exception. They usually use the snippet method because they have to.
Carve out an hour or an hour and a half. Lots of research on attention spans and ultradian rhythms and the experience of a ton of writers tell us that this is the block of time most likely to produce the best work.
Use your writing time to write
Plan your writing time a week ahead
Carving out writing time as part of weekly planning seems to work for most people. Put your writing time on your calendar, like any important appointment.