So, how much/often do I write? The answer: As often as my brain lets me.
I can’t write at home. Well, I mean, I can, but it’s more difficult. I have a myriad distractions no matter where I am at home. There is family, pets, TV, video games, chores, ninjas, and sometimes even pirates. These are the same reasons why I have a difficult time picking up a book at home. I have a billion things I want to do and, no matter what I’m doing, I am thinking about other things I want to do.
So when or, more appropriately, where do I write?
I can’t force myself to write. “You rush a Miracle Man, you get rotten miracles”. You rush me, you’ll get nonsensical crap that isn’t worth reading. Trust me. It doesn’t work for me, and nobody would want to read it. It would probably take me three times longer to salvage it than it did to write it in the first place.
I most often write on Sundays. By then, I’ve been able to put the busy week behind me, focus on what I want to accomplish, and put words down on digital paper. Throw some coffee into the mix and magic happens.
Yes, I have also been known to throw down some word fighting at work in between tasks. Most often, however, those segments require the most editing and reworking. This all tends to help reduce stress at work, as well. Taking a few minutes to craft an entire world is the perfect way to break monotony.