Writing, life, and everything is something I didn't consider when I embarked on this published author journey. When I started writing, I wasn't working and had plenty of time, so wrote whenever the time presented. Basically, my writing revovled around my life.
Things got better, I got healthy enough to return to work, and all my extra time disappeared but I had this new wonderful hobby I didn't want to give up. It took a few months to figure out a delicate balance between family, work, and writing.
My solution to all my problems was simple. A notepad. Every moment during the day that's not occupied I write. That means I have to be an OCD plotter. Every conflict, goal, motivation, each chapter's points of interest is listed so when I pick up my pad I can scan as to where the hell I was and continue.
On the weekends, late at night, I type in what I've written and CP chapters with other authors to hone my skills.
What is your schedule like?
PS: Happy Birthday Mom