Ugh, I fear I’m slipping back into old habits: posting about the mundane things and bypassing the creative writing which this blog is supposed to centre on.
I have, at this point, an overabundance of ideas. A couple of weeks I sat down, phone in hand at tea break, and just typed all these stray little ideas into the “memo pad”. I’ve got half-baked ideas tapped into my iPod notes, and the occasional tissue box with stray words scribbled on them.
This is not a new thing for me. Nor is the lack of time in which I can do these things. I’ve begun to notice that for all the ideas I have, there’s always some block in which I’m unable to flesh them out into proper stories/poems. A big portion of that block is time itself; once I remove things like work and sleep and necessary eating/chores time, I might get a couple of hours left in the day.
My query for you then, is: how do you make the time to keep on working on a novel/short story when you really only have a couple of hours per day? Where do you scrounge up dead time in the day that could be used?