Book bite: Patricia Goodson on scheduling and building writing time
In Patricia Goodson’s book Becoming an Academic Writer, her first exercise is to schedule 15 minutes of writing time four days a week (she recommends one day off). Do that for one full week. Then, her second exercise is to gradually increase your writing time by one minute per session. Just one minute! That seems brilliant to me, because it allows you to build up slowly. At the end of 15 days you’ll have built up to 30 minutes, painlessly.