Saturday, July 24, 2010

A New Routine

I have to get into a routine.
Writers hours are important when you don’t have the structure of a place of work to go to. I’ve always done my writing in an evening. Two hours minimum straight from work (from about 5.15pm) with more like four hours Saturday and Sunday. This is enough to produce a novel length piece of work every year plus the odd short story. 
With going to India, that structure is gone. I’m now free during the day. Every day. For a year, minimum.
So, I have to get into a routine.
Currently my thinking is write in the morning. I’m better at this time, the work seems fresher. I want to get about ten pages done a day. I can probably get that done by about 1.00pm. After lunch I plan to focus on redrafting, reading, small projects (photography, film, art) and getting some exercise (very important when your place of work is about 30 feet from your bed).
That’s the routine.
I’ll let you know if I stick to it.