Loadshedding Can Be A Writer’s Best Friend

You don’t have to be in the dark when it comes to Loadshedding or stress when darkness descends.

Loadshedding has become a part of many writer’s lives. It’s not something that is going to change overnight, so why not use it wisely to your advantage.

All you have to do is put your writer’s cap on during power outage and plan your writing schedule according to daily schedules – and although it might even change during scheduled time, be flexible.

Writers who have reaped success have been writing their stories for centuries during much more compromising situations and did not allow anything to disrupt their desire to write their stories.

If you use the outage schedule to your advantage it will be give you between 2 and 4 hours of peaceful downtime where you can spend all your attention on your writing and serve your story without compromise.

Here’s some tips how to empower yourself:

  • Make sure that your writing space is tidy and in order so that you don’t have to scramble in the dark
  • Candles are often used, but oil lamps work better.
  • Ensure that your laptop is charged when there’s power and keep your pencils sharpened.
  • You don’t have to use a laptop. Writing by hand is always a viable option.
  • Make sure to have enough water or warm beverages in flasks to quench your thirst.
  • Set goals for yourself

Besides writing your story, you can use loadshedding to work on your writing schedule, planning, or reading and researching notes.

Instead of spending weeks writing a story, you will be surprised to find how many more pages get done once you have disciplined your writing and have befriended me-time.

Think about is. If you write 3 pages a day, that amounts to almost 1000 words

It’s not only about writing, but getting into the habit of writing, about the discipline of owning your writing and never allowing and obstacles to prevent you from crafting your story.

All writing is discipline. If you establish a writing schedule, the problem of discipline becomes easier to control.

The time you set out for writing is time alone. No phone calls or messaging, no friends for visits. No iddle chatter. No chores. No demands made on you be loved ones.

It’s your cozy time alone, without any interruptions.