Finding Time to Write
Tammy Setzer Denton - Writer
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Finding Time to Write

I'm finding it difficult to keep a writing schedule. My calendar has unexpectedly filled up with appointments and meetings and none of it is conducive to my writing life. Snatching minutes from here and there to write tends to make my work disjointed and sometimes, incoherent. I know if I manage to squeeze out 100 words, eighty of them will be deleted when I edit. It's hard to get in that zone where the story tells itself and I'm just the conduit that types the hard copy.

I'm going to try a new method of setting a timer for fifteen minutes and writing until it goes off. I hope to learn to write faster and better or at least, get back into the habit of writing on a daily basis.

I'm also spending more time reading than writing. I can say it's research, but the truth is that it's just a really good book, La Mano de Fátima by Ildefonso Falcones de Sierra. It's the non-translated version and I read much slower in Spanish than I do in English. In addition, a lot of the vocabulary is antiquated and specific to Spain in the 1570s. Nonetheless, I recommend reading it if you enjoy historical fiction.

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