A Writers Daily Routine

As some followers might be aware, I am at the editing stage of my first novel. It is taking me a vast amount of time as :

  1. It is Epic fantasy; and
  2. I have a full-time job.

These are not excuses but scheduling editing around my lifestyle is tough and allows for little time at night and weekends.

A normal day of writing for me, on a weekend is:

  • Wake up at 6am – dedicate time to check blog, write a post and emails.
  • Do some exercise – run, walk the dog or go for a surf.
  • Edit till lunchtime
  • Eat
  • Spend time with my partner (depending on what time of the day with her work schedule)
  • Take the dog for another walk (usually as a break from the screen)
  • Edit
  • Dinner
  • Read before bed.

During the week at night, I try to incorporate:

  • Do some exercise – run, walk the dog or go for a surf.
  • Spend time with my partner (depending on what time of the day with her work schedule)
  • Edit
  • Dinner
  • Read before bed.

During my writing sessions, I set timers with an app Stay focused on my laptop. It’s an amazing app that allows breaks and regular intervals.

I try to follow this schedule as much as possible but life is unpredictable and change can happen.

How does your writing schedule look?

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2 thoughts on “A Writers Daily Routine

  1. It can be rough to find the time for writing with a full-time job. I do find that editing is easier to get into after a long day than drafting new material. Good luck!