That got me thinking. People ask me how I manage to do so much writing with so much else going on. Besides the family, I have chickens, a garden, and an outside job as a cake decorating teacher at the local craft shop. During the school year, I try to write during the day after I get my chores done, or at night when the kids go to bed. Once summer hits, I have to get a little more "creative" (see what I did there?) with my time. So, how do I do it?
To answer simply, I make time. If something is important to you, that's what you do. Find the holes in your schedule and fill them. But not all the holes. Some of them are required for downtime. It's important. Don't argue! Scheduling time to write helps.
I've talked about goals in the past here on the Musings blog. Word goals, especially. That's another key, besides scheduling in time. If your word goal per day is 500 words, you can spread it out throughout the day. It doesn't have to be all in one sitting. It just has to BE. If you write anything past your goal, all the better!
Support is important, too. If your family and friends recognize that you need this time to yourself to get done whatever you plan on doing, you can have more success. If the big and small creatures in your house aren't respecting that time, you may have to get creative, yourself.
How do you keep yourself on track during the summer? What has worked for you? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!