Lately, the motivation to write has been lacking, which is frustrating, to say the least. I have a plot in mind. I have characters who are coming alive in my mind. But lately, we're all in a waiting pattern, and life is a busy airport. Between my day job as a teacher with all its necessary planning, grading, meeting, and lessons, my counseling internship with its daily meetings and paperwork, my home responsibilties (clean clothes and dishes are so overrated), my motherly duties (food prep, homework guru, storyteller, calendar checker, and so many other crazy tasks I never saw on the job description), and my husband would like to sit down with his wife at least once a day. So what goes by the wayside? Yep, you guessed it, the writing time.
Scott Eagan tried to enforce the idea that the writers who make it are the ones that make writing a priority. They're the ones that make it clear to their friends and family how important writing is to them. He even suggested setting aside at least three hours each day for writing. Three hours? I don't have three hours to rub together (or something like that). I'm time poor currently.
So how do we stay motivated? How do we keep moving forward on the WIP without feeling like we're stealing time from so many other important things? What are your best time management tips? What works for you? I'm interested to know.