My life at the moment is busy. I've got deadlines to hit in my writing life, at home there's one house move done, another imminent. In short, my time is being squeezed. It's been an interesting experience because it is teaching me to organise my priorities. Chatting on social media is mainly out, as is reading other people's blogs.
Then there's this blog...well, you may have noticed it's been erratic over the past few weeks. The thing is, I've made a personal commitment to it. If I stop blogging 5 days a week I know I will go down to 3 times a week, then 2, then 1 then...the daily commitment is what keeps me going. I may miss a day or two when under pressure, but essentially it's every day.
It's the same with writing. If it isn't prioritised, if the commitment isn't made, then it's very easy to let a day, a week, a month - or even a year - go by without moving the writing forwards. The answer is to put aside time on a regular basis - ten minutes every day, two hours every Saturday morning, every Thursday evening from 6-9pm, whatever suits you - and stick to that.
I used to walk my dog for an hour every day without fail. Since he's gone, I don't know how I managed to find the time for that hour long walk, but I did (and was much healthier for it). If it's part of your routine and if you commit to it, you will find the time for your writing. So I'll keep on blogging - but hope you'll forgive me if it's sometimes later than usual.