If you are like me and most self-published authors. You probably have a full time job and know how valuable time is on the weekends to get as many words on paper as humanly possible. In order to write as much as possible on the weekends I have a writing routine I do every morning on Saturdays and Sundays to help me be productive.
Wake up early
I normally wake up early for work so I just allow my body to wake up naturally on the weekends which is around 6:30am or so. If it was a weekday I would head straight to my kitchen table and start writing so I could get a good amount of words down before having to get ready for work at 7am, but on the weekend I take a extra step.
I find that working out in the morning before sitting down to write helps me to feel more accomplished and gives me a boost of energy. I live right next to a high school so I will lace up my shoes and walk 3 or 4 laps on the track to get my blood flowing.
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
After I’ve worked out, taken a shower, and maybe ate a couple pieces of toast I start on my coffee. I think most writers would agree that coffee is a essential for early morning writing and the more the merrier.
Sit at the table or desk or couch………
The final thing I have to do on the weekend to crank out as many words as possible is sit at the table and write. There are so many things I could be doing on a productive Saturday morning but I force myself to put those things to the back of my mind and not get up from the table until I at least crank out 500 words. On a really bad writing day I make my morning goal 500 words and then go back later in the evening and add more to it.
Let me know what your weekend writing routine looks like and how do you stay motivated to write on the weekend. Don’t forget Ruthless Queen is avaliable for pre-order on Amazon.