Writing On The Weekend

by Randy Murray on May 23, 2012

For some writers, evenings and weekends are all they have for writing. But for the working writer, someone like me, weekends are a tempting time to forget about writing.

But I’m missing out when that happens. I feel better when I write.

Writing is a selfish act. You do it alone, turn inward. I need that. And that means I need to write daily.

If you want to become a better writer, you need to write daily, too.

Here’s the key to writing daily: don’t write “when you find the time.” You need to schedule the time, make a contract with yourself, and stay true to your word. It may mean that you have to get up early, stay up late, or carve out some other time, but do it, don’t wait for time to fall into your lap.

Because it won’t. Or you won’t feel like it.

For me, writing on weekends is about understanding when I need to be flexible and knowing when I’m going to have both the time and the energy to write BEFORE the weekend arrives. If I wait, I won’t get anything done.

You’ve got to give your writing everything you’ve got. Every day, including weekends and holidays. Schedule your time, keep your schedule, but be flexible and like our friend Louis, tell yourself, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.”



The Writing On The Weekend by Randy Murray, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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