For those keeping track (I think there are about five of you, maybe?), I’ve been writing both the sequel and revising the original. Neither of those very fast, I might add. I have other projects I’m working on as well, and all of them seem to have suffered the same fate. Just not concentrating as well as I used to on writing. Maybe it’s the new grandson that is distracting me more than anything else.
So, back to concentration and focus. Would that writing were a full-time occupation for me, it would be easier to justify the number of hours required. As it is, it’s still a part-time endeavor. The full-time job still occupies a vast chunk of time – 11.5 hours a day including commute if there is no overtime. Finances being what they are, there is also the part-time job which consumes an additional chunk of time on the weekends. Time left over for writing is very sparse. I have less of it now than I did this same time last year. Not a positive prospect to be sure.
However, now I have an additional array of tools at my disposal. During lunch time, I can easily access my writing documents and add a little here and a little there. That could be another 2.5 hours of writing a week. It’s not the best, but it’s better than a kick in the pants. Given the circumstances at home with the new grandson, it may actually behoove me to devote a couple of hours away from the house to writing rather than try to cram it in with the distractions there. I’m going to try a four-hour window every weekend and see what I can accomplish away from the home office.
Enough musings! I hope your own personal pursuits are more fruitful than mine have been of late.