Currently checking in from my holidays in (mostly) sunny Northern Ireland. I'm sat in my car looking after a sleeping toddler and typing this on my phone - the wonders of the modern world.
I thought I would take the time to get another bugbear off my chest. I love writing, I want to do more writing and I want to get better at my craft but one thing stands in my way - time, or rather the lack of it.
I am envious of full time writers who have carved out enough of a niche for themselves that they can devote themselves to writing as a job. Meanwhile I, like a rather inept juggler try to fit writing in between my other commitments as husband and father of two young kids and my work as the Head of History, Modern Studies & Citizenship (my job title is too big to fit on my door) in a large inner city secondary school. Virtually every minute of the day seems to be accounted for with writing having to be squeezed in whenever a spare hour can be found. I'm currently developing something that might grow into a novel but keeping momentum going once the school holidays are over is going to be a chore. It was the same story at Easter - I got a couple of short stories out the door and then once term started everything ground to a halt for over a month until life settled down again for a bit. I do try and set myself targets when I get going (1000 words a session) but as I say, momentum evaporates once real life sticks its neb in.
I'd be interested in hearing how others out there in McVoices land find the time to ge their writing done and any tips they might have.