You could argue that working as a reporter is a writing job, so I shouldn’t stress about it. And I’m not, exactly. But it’s a different kind of writing, obviously, and there are other things I like to write about besides the things I will be reporting on. So when is that going to happen?
The answer is, I have no idea. I haven’t settled into a routine yet, so I’m sure eventually I will figure out when and where to fit my creative writing into my schedule. I had dreams of getting up early and writing for an hour before going to work. But anyone who knows me will probably laugh at this, since I am not much of a morning person. I’ve been working for three days, and I’ve already overslept twice, so the chances of that plan succeeding are probably low. Still, it’s something to shoot for. There are always stolen moments on the train or during lunch. And, there’s the weekend, which in the past for me has been a fairly writing-free time, but now, that will have to change.
There are good things about working full-time and trying to write too, though it sounds difficult. For one, having a routine is good. Being around people who care about good writing is good. Being around people is good. And, it sounds strange, but those interludes between work and home on the train, those are good too, for jotting down notes and ideas, and for thinking about writing.