You don’t need a “chunk” of time to write. One of the biggest problems I had last year when I was struggling with Baby Grand — before I adopted my 1,000 words a day regimen — was I would wait until I could set aside a good solid amount of time before I did any actual writing. The problem was, of course, that there never really was a good solid amount of time to set aside. Kids, work, etc. Although it’s true that you really should be making time to write, you also should make use of whatever time you have. Got a half hour before you have to pick up the kids from soccer? Sit down and write. Got 10 minutes before Grey’s Anatomy comes on? Sit down and write. Even if you just penned a short paragraph or jotted down a few notes, you’re further along than if you hadn’t. And you’ll feel like you accomplished something. Let’s face it: Some days we just don’t have a chunk of time. We have a sliver.