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#GuestPost Writing Schedules By Azaaa Davis @azaaadavis

Hello Book Dragons! Today on the blog I would like to welcome Azaaa Davis, she is the author of Nadira Holden, the Demon Hunter series. The author was very kind to share her writing schedules with all of you. 🙂 And of course, I will leave all the details of her books down below. Please stay safe, check out the author’s books, and of course, enjoy the post! 🙂 ❤

Guest Post: Writing Schedules

Today, I want to talk about my latest writing schedule. I’ll share what works for me and maybe my experiences will help others find the time to write.

I have two small children and I’m their primary caregiver. Writing during the day is nearly impossible. I’m too distracted or tired. My children need and deserve my full attention. If I’m on my phone or laptop then they want to be on my phone or laptop, resulting in a tug-of-war or too much screen time. For all these reasons and more, I mom full-time and I write part-time.

These are some writing schedules that you can try:

    • 5am to 7am
      • Pro: No one awake to distract you
      • Con: Brain fog due to fatigue, especially if you’re a night owl
    • nap time
      • Pro: You are most alert and your newest ideas are still fresh
      • Con: Time normally spent sleeping, eating or completing house chores uninterrupted
    • 9pm to 11pm
      • Pro: You’re still alert and motivated
      • Con: Sacrificing time with your significant other or your social life
    • Midnight
      • Pro: No one awake to distract you
      • Con: Brain fog due to fatigue, especially if you’re an early bird

I imagine that if you’re finding it difficult to find the time to write, then you also don’t have four or more hours to dive into the worlds you’re creating with your words. Two hours seem to be my minimum requirement for a writing session to be productive. Some people can write on the go or prefer five mini-sessions in one day. I cannot write anything substantial with only ten or twenty minutes of free time. Some people can.

Yay! You’ve carved out your window of opportunity. This is your time to get all of those artfully arranged words out of your head and onto the computer (or on paper). So what do you do with the time you’ve got? Write, of course! But that may not be a simple as it sounds.

To best use your writing time, you may need to prepare for it.

    • When possible, eat, drink and use the restroom before your writing session begins.
    • Put your phone on silent or vibrate-only mode for fewer distractions.
      • You’ll be surprised how many social media notifications you’ll get or how tempting it will be to split your attention by texting or calling someone.
    • Decide ahead of time where you will write and gather what tools you’ll need.
      • Writing in a public place? Bring your laptop charge and earphones.
      • Writing a home? Have your notes and snacks at your station.
    • Identify one or two goals for your writing session.
      • Example 1: I want to write 1,000 new words.
      • Example 2: I want to finish editing chapter 12.
    • Take breaks. I know, I know, your time is limited. But your eyes need to refocus, your body needs to stretch, and your mind needs to rest. Whether it’s every 30 minutes or 60 minutes, take a minute.

Nowadays, I write from 9pm to 11pm two or three days a week while my husband cares for our children. On other nights, when I’m unable to have a scheduled writing session, I write starting at midnight. I’m not a morning person and so night writing fits my lifestyle best. I can write as little a 500 words if I’m distracted or feeling drained. When motivated and focused, I can write 3,000 words during a two-hour writing session. I’ve been an author for two years and I’ve never had the time to write for more than three hours in a row. To date, I have two novels published and two more in production.

Find the time to write. It’s there. It may mean no TV, it may mean less exercise, nights out or phone calls. Bumping writing to the top of your to-do list may mean errands get postponed and chores are left undone. You may be missing family time, a date, sleep or time for self-care. It’s a sacrifice. If achieving your writing goal is worth it … then you’ll find the time to write.

71P4EeLSc+L._US230_.jpgAbout the author: Azaaa Davis is an American author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. She fell in love with reading as a high school freshman and continues to read, write, and draw today. Her background in social work helps her portray realistic characters in otherworldly—and sometimes terrifying—situations. A New York native, Azaaa currently lives in New Hampshire (USA) with her husband and daughters.

She debuted with This Time, A Nadira Holden Novel, in 2018 about demon hunters, family ties and the magic of love. Azaaa is working diligently to finish writing more fantasy novels while raising her daughters.

Website & Blog: http://www.azaaadavis.com/novels
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/azaaadavis
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/azaaadavis

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Publisher: Camp-Davis Productions
ISBN13: 978-0578412160
Genre: Fantasy
Release date: 13 11 2018
Price*: Kindle £3.11 (GBP)/  Paperback £10.19 (GBP)
Kindle $3.99 (USD)/ Paperback $13.95 (USD)
Pages: ~ 248
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK

Description of the book: Legendary demon hunter Nadira Holden paid the ultimate price to end the war between demons and hunters. Resurrected in present-day New York, many years have passed, everyone moved on without her, and the demons she once battled have made peace with humans. Nadira no longer has a purpose here. Dying again might be her ticket back to that “next life” she experienced. Except humans are disappearing, and Nadira’s father is one of the missing. Feeling a strong obligation to find him before sorting out her own fate, she begins investigating. She won’t rest in peace unless she can prove the demons are behind the disappearances. But Nadira is running out of time. The darkness within her is causing her to lose her humanity while the rest of mankind is on the verge of enslavement to the demons they now worship. Fight with Nadira in a new urban fantasy series that combines monster-slaying action, family drama, and simmering romance. Experience why not even death can stop her.

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Publisher: Camp-Davis Productions
ISBN13: 978-1733242707
Genre: Fantasy
Release date: 23 04 2019
Price*: Kindle £0.99 (GBP)/  Paperback £10.95 (GBP)
Kindle $4.73(USD)/ Paperback $13.95 (USD)
Pages: ~ 208
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK

Description of the book: All Nadira Holden wants is to preserve the last of her soul and create a new life free of magic, demons, and war. Her involuntary bond with a succubus makes her desires impossible. The threat of this disgruntled demon possessing her urges Nadira to find the succubus’s missing body. Nadira’s only hope of avoiding demonic possession lies with Derek, the only demon she can tolerate without slaying. Except, his hands are full trying to secure his recently-inherited title of prince. Desperate, Nadira agrees to help Derek secure his title by experimenting with the deadly magic they once generated in exchange for his aid in her investigation. To untangle herself from the evil that surrounds her, Nadira must be willing to betray her friends and get cosy with her enemies. She may even have to do the unthinkable: break the peace treaty that allows demons and humans to coexist. If she can’t toss aside her scruples, Nadira may not make it out of this ordeal with her soul intact.

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Publisher: Camp-Davis Productions
Genre: Fantasy
Release date: 28 04 2020
Price*: Kindle £3.85 (GBP)/  Paperback £N/A(GBP)
Kindle $4.99 (USD)/ Paperback $N/A (USD)
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK

Description of the book: Unwillingly resurrected. Betrayed by family. Soulbound to a succubus. Nadira no longer recognizes herself as the demon hunter and leader she was raised to become. Her only goal is to survive the ill-conceived merge with Roquelle before it destroys both hunter and demon. What is she willing to do to save herself? Anything. The evil surrounding her knows it, too. Her desperate acts put both herself and the few friends she has in jeopardy. Now, she must live long enough to stop the war she started, or humanity is doomed.

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

 

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