Novel Writing with a Bucket
I don’t mean to start this post off about novel writing with me whining already, but I don’t have loads of time. 40+ hour a week day job. Married. Toddler and teenager in the house. Plus I’m one of those terrible people who needs to sleep in order to function. And then I’m a writer. I just sold one novel and I’m in the midst of working on another novel. I also need to set aside some time for all my brooding and worrying and my therapy visits. Before my little one was born two years ago, I started to grow terrified thinking about how I would manage to keep novel writing amidst this full life. I mean, it seems possible to write one small post or article here and there, but how do you manage a big project in the middle of all this *meshugas*? Well I came up with a method that I gave the unfortunate name of “bucket writing”. It’s not a shocking or incredible idea, it’s more of a framework to help me break a big writing project into smaller chunks, which as far as I can tell, is the only way to manage a big project, like novel writing, with little time. I made a video describing this method for my ongoing video series called, “I’m a Failed Writer“.