Finding time to write your novel (or short story)

@suspenseful (40314)
Canada
April 23, 2007 5:50pm CST
This is for the novelists and budding published novelists out there. I used to spend about an hour and a half a day on my novel, but now that I am revising, I have cut down my time. Not because I am fooling around, but because in order to get my novel published, I have to have enough money. In this time of part time jobs, ptrs, telemarketing and other low wage jobs, how do does one manage the time aspect of writing against the necessity of making enough money. Or does it mean if you work at low end jobs, you had better forget about writing that story?
2 responses
@sunita64 (6470)
• India
29 Apr 07
Well how lucky you are that you have completed and revising, I started a novel one month back and has written few pages while the complete novel is there in the back of my brain. I am a full time employed person and never find time to write the novel onwards that is the drawback of working full time but for financial security even that is essential. Well I have thought I will complete my novel only after retirement.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
29 Apr 07
Actually this novel was started over two years ago, and this is about my fourth revision. I have another novel that is in the eighth revision, but put it on the back burner because this one was more exciting. I think the whole problem is that we are not working at good paying jobs where we can take a few hours or a day off to write.
@breepeace (3024)
• Canada
23 Apr 07
I have the same issue. Between work, keeping my house neat, trying to have friendships, a relationship, a cat, a dog and 2 fish, I have barely enough time to shovel food down my throat, catch my 8 hours a night and go to the bathroom when I can. Write? I think I vaguely remember that. Maybe I just need to take a time management course. :S
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
29 Apr 07
I'm waiting for my full pension that won't come for a year. I started this novel more than 2 years ago and I have one that was five years in the making but only have enough time to correct a couple of paragraphs at a time.