However, a writer friend shared her own struggles with me last night in finding time to write. I gave her the advice that I've seen on multiple writers' forums and authors blogs and it boils down to this:
It doesn't work to write if you wait for the right time to write.
Basically, writing needs to happen whenever there is a spare moment. When the dryer has two more minutes before it's finished with your clothes. When the freshly cracked eggs need a minute to cook. On and on. If writing is put off until there are empty hours stretching ahead like a road in the desert, then neither will the writing happen nor will the story be written.
I have not been crunched for time like my friend. However, this is a lesson I am learning nonetheless.
150 new words written this morning. So I am crawling, but at least I am crawling forward.