How I Balance School and Writing

For those of you who are unaware, I’m a Junior in High School and I’m involved in several AP classes, which are college level. School takes up a lot of time, and I know a lot of people who work full time and are writing!

The biggest thing for me is to write or work on my blog every day, even if it’s something small like designing some graphics. When I was homeschooled this was far easier, but now that I go to a public school and I’m involved in sports it’s a lot harder. I always have a study hall every year, so I try to devote at least a little of that time to writing.

Some of my favorite ways to stay on top of things involve my bullet journal, which I’ll be sharing more pictures of on Instagram. I make a few of spreads specific to planning out blog posts, but I also keep a daily track of if I’ve worked on my writing at all. I try to work five days out of the week, whatever those five days are.

Honestly I think the most important tip for so many authors is to prioritize school! So many people end up not writing because they fall behind in school. If you do your homework every night and focus on maintaining your grades, you’ll find there’s far more time for writing.

A lot of what I’ve done boils down to beings supported by my family. I spend countless evenings on my chromebook, and they all respect that I’m working. If my family didn’t support my writing, I would never get anything done.

The most important thing for me is to balance school and writing, equally prioritizing both. It’s a fine line to walk, but the more I do it the better I’ve become. While I do write more in the summer, resulting in most of my books getting published Jan-May, I’ve figured out ways to sneak writing into places I’d never have thought of- like free writes in English class.

I hope this was in some way helpful to you, and if you have any questions please comment!

My next novel, The Runaway Princess releases February 11th, and I’m opening up blog tour sign-ups! The sign-ups will be open through next week, but they close January 27th, so sign up now if you’re interested! I also am ready to share ARC copies with readers. If you are interested in reading The Runaway Princess before it releases (no review required, just preferred!) then fill out this form with your name and email and I’ll send you a PDF or Epub!


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2 Comments

  1. Heaven says:

    This was a very helpful post, Loretta! I have been wanting to get back into story writing, as I have had SO many ideas for stories non-stop lately. However, school is so busy since I’m taking 4 Honors classes, along with being secretary of Student Council. Because of that, even my blog posts are sometimes inconsistent. However, I am hoping to find ways to include writing more in my life! I would love to self-publish one day, too. 🙂

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    1. Wow, it sounds like you are pretty busy! I hope you find time to continue writing. It does get easier when you get into a rythm!

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