- Wake up an hour earlier.
Even a half hour earlier. If you write for a half-hour every morning, that’s nearly four hours per week. Multiply that by 52 weeks, and you have…a lot of hours! (Okay, I’m not terrific at math.) This precious hour before everyone else wakes up is crucial. And don’t worry about your muse not being up yet. Once you have this routine in place, the words will come. As Anne Tyler said, “If I waited until I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.”