Though I love having time off, it’s great to get back into a routine, and especially to have a more regular writing time. Here’s my best tip for being productive:
Try to keep your story writing time separate from time that you use for other writing-related activities, like writing or reading blog posts, dealing with submissions and queries, or researching publishers. All worthwhile activities, but not the same as writing.
Good ways to use writing time:
1. Write a new section of your story.
2. Think about your characters or the plot for your story and make some notes.
3. Journal about the challenges you are facing in your story, or write a letter to one of your characters.
4. Write more on your story.
Do you have any great tips for making your writing time more productive?
Starting Wednesday, I’m adding a new feature to my blog about writing middle grade fiction called The ABC’s of Writing for Middle Graders.