How do you write when you have a family, job, and possibly even a life?
Make sure you check out parts 1 and 2 first.
In a good novel, you need dialogue.
Same in relationships.
My wife is so understanding when I tell her that I need one week of evenings so I can finish a section. But I have to make sure it’s a good week for her. And that it’s just one week. This works a lot better than just saying that I always need time.
She’ll need a lot of cuddle time afterwards.
I just have to remember to tell her about deadlines and personal goals so she can be prepared to live temporarily as a widow.
2. Learn how to use small increments of time
I hate writing when I only have five minutes. That’s not enough for me to get into the story.
But it’s plenty for editing. I always keep a printed copy of part of my story with me so I can edit it during the plethora of unforeseen events.
Also, keep a notebook so you can write down ideas. https://danielfbowman.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/losing-your-mind-and-finding-it/
3. Mark where you left off
If you know where you continue next time, it’s much easier to get back into it.