Now that I'm on summer break, I'm making a concentrated effort to use the days revising and finishing up my third novel.
And like most writers, I have a day job that I love.
So I found this article, How To Keep Your Day Job From Killing Your Writing Career, most insightful. For all of you aspiring to finish a writing project, you'll appreciate the link I found via Practicing Writing.
For my first novel, I used time after work/gym and some weekends to write. For the second, I was faithful to a 4 am wake up time to write a couple hours before work.
But as I advanced in my day job, and needed to do more planning and managing the work of others along with longer work days, I began using morning hours for gym and evening hours for planning day job work or sleeping. Those are no-no habits for someone managing a day job and a writing career.
So, I'm doing the summer break catch-up now. But if I had my way (and just putting into the Universe my intention), the 4 am writing wake up is the best and most manageable plan for me.
Other dual-career folks... what has been helpful for you? Or those of you aspiring to finish a writing project... what can you do more of to make your career dreams move forward?