Finding Time to Write: An Interview with John Bucholtz
Today's guest is the love of my life, my husband, John Bucholtz. 😀 He started writing Middle Grade books a few years ago, and today he's sharing how he finds time to write despite several international moves, a motorcycle accident, and full-time employment.
Like many writers, he started writing in elementary school. But it wasn't until about ten years ago that he wrote his first book, taking about three years and creating a first draft of 140,000 words! At first, he wrote in the morning before work, mostly because he simply woke up too early. He still finds this to be arguably his most creative time, but once he got a gym membership he lost most of that time – since that's his best workout time as well.
John discusses a lot of the things he's tried to get words on the page, what worked for him and what didn't. From trying different times of the day to different locations, from writing sprints to writing retreats, he's tried a lot of things, finding different things that work for him at different points in life. It takes time and experimentation to find out what works for you – but keep trying!
Follow John on Facebook where he posts lots of encouraging and funny memes about writing. 🙂