I have scheduled four hours to write a week. I am finding that it works. I count research and working on the plot– it doesn’t to be words typed on the computer.
This is surprising to me. I have been writing when I feel like it but that hasn’t proven very useful. Instead knowing I will write an hour today, I do.
I can adjust if tired. I have been fighting a sinus infection and still undergoing some grief but I can still work, more slowly, and get the time in that I’ve scheduled. It has also gotten me excited about the novel again. Regular writing time– who would have thought?