A Writer’s Time…

Post Date: October 20th, 2017


…is precious. Watch it get stolen daily. Three questions to help you keep it safe:

  • What’s your freshest hour–or hours–of the day? Find them, use them, guard them. For me, it’s before 11 AM.
  • What device and which space will let you hunker down? I have to turn off Messages, Chrome, and Mail in order to write. My office is the best place, and I need wordless music or music that gets me in a trance. Oh how I adore the Hamilton soundtrack but the rich language distracts me.
  • What guilt do you need to shelve? Name the people, places, and things: For me: my cat, my messy house, and dishes/laundry/daily grind.

How do you protect your time?



  1. Jennifer says:

    Excellent questions, Lyn! Thank you. Xoxo

  2. Alyson says:

    Don’t know if this helps but I will visualize myself having a very focused productive morning the night before. I will mentally set my intentions before going to bed. When I wake up I start right away with writing. Getting a good early start helps me. Visualizing having a productive day helps even more.

    • Lyn Hawks says:

      Alyson, that’s fantastic. I’m going to take a page from your book. Sometimes I try to say positive thoughts in a prayerful way before beginning, but I haven’t started earlier than that, or really set intentions. I love this.