Today’s question, and my response:
5/4/12: Q: How do you find the time to write? When are your best writing times and is it easy or challenging for you to get words on the page each day?
I believe that the writing process encompasses far more than simply physically putting words down on a page. The “behind the scenes” work involves brainstorming, observing, free associating, plenty of reading, and perhaps the most important ingredient of all, which is simply living life to the fullest. I like to think about and sort my ideas at the gym while walking around the track or on the treadmill, or at home when I’m folding the laundry or doing the dishes. I write whenever I have a free 10 minutes, and carry index cards with me everywhere to capture ideas, so I don’t forget them. It’s always a joy to write, no matter when!