I usually try to treat writing like I would any other job. I work at home, and so it would be very easy for my writing to take over my life, to consume the time that I need to leave aside for my family, my friends, myself. So I work weekdays, morning to late afternoon, but I rarely work on weekends or at night. The luxury of writing full-time.
But I have this short story I’m struggling with. I wanted to finish it by end of business on Friday; I didn’t. I can already feel the pull of it, and I expect I’ll wind up working on it over the weekend.
I know that many other writers don’t have the luxury of writing full-time. But I also know that even when we struggle to find the hours to write, we also have to set limits on our writing time, because as a profession it can be all-consuming. So how do others who write deal with time issues?