Let me call this part 3 of The Need to Write (can I do that without being too cheesy?)
There is something in us that forces us to write. We would not decided to be a writer, as someone chooses to be a doctor (at least I don’t think so.)
I have learned to write in spurts. Having children has taught how to use small amounts of time productively. Often, days go by and I never get to sit and release them. Ideas and words collect inside, and seem to self-propagate, like self-seeding weeds.
I find myself wondering if I can somehow be more productive and use my time more efficiently. Perhaps, I think, the writing monster in me would go back in the closet and not open the door for a little while. I think though, that once it has a taste of freedom it won’t accept silence for long.
On a recent blog (that I cannot locate), a writer was saying that she tries to write on the same days and time. In this way, her mind is trained, and knows when it will have its release. I think I will try to do that.
Do any of you have a writing schedule, and does it work?