20 minutes isn't a lot of time. But lately it's all I've been able to scrape together for any writing projects. My life has been upside-down-crazy-busy lately - nothing bad, just unbelievably busy.
Don't get me wrong - I like to be busy. I don't handle tons of down time really well. I was one of those kids in high school who left for some practice or other at 7:30 in the morning and got home close to 6 after another one. Then went to the part time job. I loved every single minute of it.
But lately life has become a little over the top! I haven't had more than 20 minutes at a time for writing since the first part of November. I had high hopes for the holidays and they were fantastic!! But, still, no more than 10 - 20 minutes of writing time.
So far, it's taken me 3 chunks of time to get this blog post written! :)
I've learned to be able to submerse myself quickly into my story - survival technique! - but it's not the most productive system. I'd really like to count on an hour or more at a time. I've read on other blogs and Twitter about people having several hours at a time. Wow. Just wow. My characters might faint from shock if I were to hang out with them for that long!
Maybe one of these would make time behave more nicely :)
How do you handle those days and weeks where time is at an absolute premium? Are you able to write in small chunks of time or do you need to have longer stretches? Any helpful hints??? :)