People often ask me when I have time to write. I have two boys into sports and scouts and I volunteer as coach and den leader respectively. It’s not easy juggling family life and a writing life. The key for me is to write when everyone else, including the pets, are asleep. For me, that’s early in the morning. Often times I’m barely awake, typing on the computer in my underwear and downing coffee to try and gain better focus.
It’s not pretty. As the photo below contests. This was me working this morning, after throwing on some shorts for the camera. As you can no doubt see, I’m on chapter two of Starforgers and using Google Docs to write.
Sometimes I use the Macbook and sit on the couch and other times I use the Ubuntubook and sit at the dining room table. The point being, my butt is in a chair or the couch and I’m writing. It makes little difference what tools you use or how you write, just that you are writing. It also doesn’t matter where you write. You don’t need some fancy den lined with book shelves and overlooking a beautiful natural setting. Although, that would be pretty nice.
Where and when do you write?