I see posts all the time that say “Write. Even if you don’t feel like writing, write.” I can’t say I agree, although I understand the idea behind it. Authors are plagued with procrastination issues. It can often be difficult to find time to write when you’re a single or work full-time. I’d like to think I have some easy ideas on fixing that, yet I do not. There is no easy fix for writing issues.
For me, as a single dad with a teen daughter I find I have to “feel” it. If I just write when ever time comes up, my work tends to be shoddy and full of errors. Even with correctable mistakes, the actual content ends up being crap. On a day where the creative juices are flowing and I have a burning need to write, all other things are set aside and I know I can make the time needed. With technology in this wireless generation, tablets and smart phones (although not my choice methods of writing) are readily available and can be utilized to jot down ideas for when you do have time, or even continue the manuscript while on the go.
If you’re not a big fan of technology, which I understand completely, bring a notebook. I don’t know how many times as I’ve been walking to work, sitting in a doctor’s office, etc. that ideas have popped up. Having them down on paper and available for when you have the time give you more incentive to write while keeping the information fresh.
Do you have a preferred method of getting ideas down on the go?
Image: Typiewriter! by Ethan R.