Muse Monday: Time to Write

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Every Monday, I’ll write a post about writing, or the muse, or frustrations with the muse, or excitement about the muse, or whatever strikes my fancy to write regarding the craft of writing. I’ll also include a Linky. Link up YOUR post about writing, or the muse, or frustrations with the muse, or excitement about the muse — ANYTHING to do with writing and the craft of writing.

Time to Write

Summer is officially over in our house this week.  My daughter begins her first day of 10th grade on Thursday.  The following Wednesday, my boys will enter 4K and Kindergarten.

I have to say, I’m looking forward to school starting.  I had hoped I’d be able to finish my current work in progress this summer, but I don’t think I was able to write for more than two days.  I need to not be distracted when I write, and listening to boys play or interacting with my daughter, while wonderful, is distracting.

I’m also a schedule girl, and the relaxed environment during the summer time really messes with my writing chi.  The structure of the school year really helps me stay on track and keep everything in order.

I’ve set up my schedule that will give me three solid book writing days a week, and two blog writing days a week.  Here’s a peak at the preliminary draft:

I’ll be able to tweak it once I try it out and see what works and what doesn’t work.

What is going on in your Muse world this week?  Leave a link to your blog post!  Here are the rules.


  1. I wish I could be more intentional with my schedule. There are times when I do really well, but I’ve discovered as my kids get older and involved in more things, it becomes harder and harder to do. What I’ve learned to do is to squeeze a lot of productivity into small amounts of time, and to make use of even the 10 minutes I have between the time that I get home and the time the kids get home! I love that you’re able to schedule your writing time into every day!

  2. holy moly! and I thought i liked schedules! 🙂

  3. Very nice graphic of your schedule. I would love to be scheduled. Have attempted it many, many times, but my brain really has NO concept of time (or very little, at least). Maybe I’ll try again and see where it leads me. Thanks for the inspiration!

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