To coin a cliché,
WRITERS WRITE. Every day.
Therefore, that's one of the first of my daily tasks… no matter what else happens on that day, I know that I must get mydaily word count done.
I've just looked at Things, my time management tool on my Mac (I commend it to you --http://culturedcode.com/things/) and I have six tasks which are scheduled for every sin-gle day – yes, weekends too. No matter what, I get those six tasks done. That's become ahabit: to schedule the tasks that I MUST get done, every day. If they're on my schedule,they get done… because it's a habit for me to do it.I'm not saying it's easy to do what's on your schedule. Some days it isn't. Some daysthings happen. :-) If you can't do something because your computer dies, or one of thekids is sick, or your spouse announces he/ she wants a divorce… deal with it.Adjust your schedule. Sooner or later things will get back to what passes for normal, andyou can keep right on writing away.
Key strategy: stick with the present moment
Here's a key strategy: deal with what happens when it's happening. In other words, if you're writing, write. If you're dealing with a flooded bathroom and need to call the plumber, call. If you're hungry, eat, and enjoy your food… focus on the NOW.Staying in the moment is not easy. I've mentioned meditation before, and it's veryworthwhile for writers, because writing is a performance art. Writing takes every single brain cell you have, because you need to focus. If you're not concentrating, you can'twrite. Meditation builds your concentration.Therefore, if you get the opportunity, learn to meditate. Even five minutes of meditationa day can make all the difference – it trains your mind and body to focus completely onwhatever is happening. (There are lots of other benefits too.)