Are there times when you want to write something, but you just can't since you a

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  1. yougotme profile image91
    yougotmeposted 10 years ago

    Are there times when you want to write something, but you just can't since you are extremely busy?

    If yes, how do you deal with it? This is what I'm currently experiencing.

  2. howlermunkey profile image77
    howlermunkeyposted 10 years ago

    I'm right there with you. My suggestion, write a piece at a time. Get a topic, build an outline and piece it together over a matter of days.

  3. ChristinS profile image38
    ChristinSposted 10 years ago

    Yes I do have that issue at times, but I schedule myself time during the day where I pick a project and write.  carry a little notebook or something with you so if you have a sudden idea or inspiration you can jot it down quickly and come back to it.

    1. yougotme profile image91
      yougotmeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, I have a steno notebook with me where I jot down ideas popping through my mind. But, I always get stuck to that point. I can't find much time to develop the ideas I've jotted down. I guess, howlermunkey's suggestion might do the trick.

    2. ChristinS profile image38
      ChristinSposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      you can also try freewriting exercises - they are very effective for getting a lot of ideas out quickly which you can then go back and just reorder.

  4. BlissfulWriter profile image75
    BlissfulWriterposted 10 years ago

    Happens all the time.  I would just start to create a hub with title and a brief thought.  Then save as draft and come back to it later.  I have about 25 drafts like that waiting to be finished.

    1. Cathleena Beams profile image79
      Cathleena Beamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I so get this Blissful Writer!  I have several started too and haven't finished anything lately since there is just too much going on right now.  Getting ready to go to the beach on vacation.  I'm planning to take lots of inspiring photos!  yikes)

  5. profile image0
    topaz blueposted 10 years ago

    If you had a chance at other times you might be able to write more hubs to cover the times you are really busy?
    Many thanks
    Topaz Blue

  6. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image48
    ZIa Ahmed khanposted 10 years ago

    Yes this happens many times, even I make brief but could not write.

  7. sirgeovan profile image55
    sirgeovanposted 10 years ago

    Yes, there are times when you really like to write everyday but things get complicated.

    You may be busy and sometimes you can't just write because of tired day.

  8. Island Tropical profile image60
    Island Tropicalposted 10 years ago

    Actually I always want to write something but I am extremely tired doing too much programming work but if Hubpages can at least let me earn 3 dollar a day then I will resume creating 3 hubs per week for Hubpages but so far no luck at all.

  9. CJWood71 profile image83
    CJWood71posted 10 years ago

    I have that problem all the time.  I have dozens of ideas that I have not had time to write yet and the list seems to grow daily.  I will write down the idea so that I do not forget it.  Once I am at home and have a title in mind I will begin a new hub and then work on it as I am able.  I think I have more unpublished hubs than I do published ones.

    One positive I have found using this approach is that everytime I visit hubpages and see all those unfinished drafts it makes me try to find more time to write.

  10. Tricia1000 profile image67
    Tricia1000posted 10 years ago

    Yes, at the moment I am too busy at work but decided to perhaps work on one article per week to keep going.

  11. algarveview profile image78
    algarveviewposted 10 years ago

    I totally understand, I have work, I have also my home, I have my husband, my twins, I'm far from my family and then there is also the need for rest and some leisure time and also writing... The hours of the day are not enough... I just write on Hubpages and basically what I do is every little time I have free I write... very quickly, I do everything very quickly... since I have no time to do it otherwise... Also, when I wake up earlier than my family, which is often, I take that time to check out what's going on hubpages, read some hubs, check out new questions... But that's it... squeezing in writing in every 5 minutes free I may have.

  12. Rosie writes profile image85
    Rosie writesposted 10 years ago

    Yes, all the time.  I wish I could write for a living and quit my day job!  As far as dealing with it, I just write whenever I can and savor the moments.  Sometimes that means working on one article for a period of days or weeks - the way hubpages is designed, that is easy to do.

  13. WorkAtHomeMums profile image84
    WorkAtHomeMumsposted 10 years ago

    All too often. I have notes galore on my phone plus hundreds of emails I send to myself as reminders. I have so many articles I want to write. Just not enough time. Some I thrash out in emails to myself in more detail as ideas for content come to me. Some I start a hub and keep it in draft whilst I research. Others are sitting in a long list of to dos that I cull every now and then. Sometimes an idea feels good at the time but looses impact if I let it rest.

  14. newcalendar profile image60
    newcalendarposted 10 years ago

    I do it by writing early in the morning about 6am so I can't get disturbed by anyone else and have a lot of half completed files lingering around, just cause you start em doesn't mean they need completing!

    1. yougotme profile image91
      yougotmeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This seems to be a nice thing to. Sometimes, when it's silence, we become more productive.

  15. The Dirt Farmer profile image93
    The Dirt Farmerposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely! That's when I jot ideas down on scraps of paper--the backs of receipts, junk mail, whatever--and stuff them back into my purse. Later, when I have time, I look through the scraps & start writing.

  16. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 10 years ago

    Yes...I think that happens to everyone who writes.  Sometimes it is just a case of being in the wrong place when the inspiration waiting to board a flight and all the chaos that surrounds that process.  That urge should be driven by an inspiration...something that you saw, heard, or remembered...a word, a phrase, a picture...something is driving that need to write at that moment.  In that moment, you should be prepared to at least capture the essence of that inspiration.  Maybe a quick note on your phone or a small note pad carried in your pocket or purse.  Capture the relevance of the inspiration and that will allow you the time to get to a place where you can write and you do not have to fear of losing the moment.  WB

  17. Aki Macropoulos profile image60
    Aki Macropoulosposted 10 years ago

    That happens very often to me. That is why I wrote in 2 years only 9 hubs

  18. hollytee profile image60
    hollyteeposted 10 years ago

    I usually just scribble down notes on whatever extra paper is available so I make sure I don't lose the thought. Then when I finally have free time I work on it. I get my best creative writing ideas while I'm trying to make myself fall asleep! It sucks jumping up every ten minutes to flick a side light on and jot down notes!

  19. Duchessoflilac1 profile image66
    Duchessoflilac1posted 10 years ago

    No, I make time to write even if it is just to jot myself a note. If I don't, I will lose the train of thought.

  20. drsohel profile image66
    drsohelposted 10 years ago

    I've so many topics that I want to write about but I can't even write one article a month. Now I planned to write at least one article a week by managing some time regularly.... I wish I could do it at least....

  21. Esrom Art profile image60
    Esrom Artposted 10 years ago

    Yes, I was idle for several month writing on hubpages because of job overload and did not have time to write. But I use to write a note about what the idea that I will wrote later. The idea sometimes comes up in wrong time lol (when I was busy enough). In other times, when I have plenty time to write, I already have some good topic. That the way I face the busy situation. Writing is like a knife, I should use it regularly to keep it sharp, especially because English is not my mother tongue. Thanks.

  22. SportsBetter profile image62
    SportsBetterposted 10 years ago

    Yes all the time. I have a bunch of hub ideas, can't seem to find the time to write them. 

    One day though, one day.

    1. yougotme profile image91
      yougotmeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Haha! Same motto here. One day I'll write them all! smile


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