How Do You Fit Writing Every Day With Being Busy?

I’ve been having this problem lately: I’ve been tired, busy, had personal-life issues, which is why I haven’t posted in a while, and I’ve found myself not home most days of the week. These are all excuses that I don’t want to get in the way of comedy, so I had to figure out what to do about it.

I realized I had to be able to write anywhere. Most comics carry around a notebook wherever they go, but a notebook isn’t how I write (I’ll cover that in another post).

I’ve started recording myself using my phone in order to write jokes, and I have my phone with me all the time. This was perfect. Now, I can’t use it during work–well, I could, but I’m trying to convey an air of sanity to my bosses and co-workers. I want to show them I’m ready for more responsibility and more pay, not more medication. But as soon as I got off work, I decided to unload my ideas.

I sat in my car and got it all out of my system, every idea that had been stewing in the back of my mind all day.

So basically, life gets hectic, and you can’t always wait for things to be perfect all time if you’re going to write jokes. Find a way so you can write even if something comes up.


One thought on “How Do You Fit Writing Every Day With Being Busy?

  1. I do the exact same thing. I record voice notes as I go through my day, and it really makes the writing process that much easier to settle into.

    I also take the voice notes one step further. I’ll record myself reading a bit, and then when I’m bored, I’ll listen to the note and invariably ideas for tags and jokes and edits will come to mind.

    Most importantly – and this is only something that I discovered later on – is that I often lose the funny when I transcribe the voice note. The formal way that I type takes precedent over the colloquial way that I speak, and it’s the formality that often sucks the funny from the joke. Listening to voice notes has taught me “how I talk” so that I’m performing jokes, instead of performing blog posts, on stage.

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