It’s all about patterns. Managing your time as a writer is so important, yet many people find this a difficult task. The problem? No one else can tell you what is best for your situation. Mom’s with kids aren’t going to get a lot done when they are home (I’m guessing), and morning people aren’t likely to do their best work at 10 pm. You can’t really listen to others when it comes to setting your writing schedule, but you can put some thought into it.
Listen to your body. Work with it instead of against it and you’ll be more productive. For example, I hate mornings. If I am really tired, I put strange things in the refrigerator, and lose my coffee cup a few times as I begin the day. Therefore, I do menial tasks first thing. File e-mails. Sift through press releases. Empty trash. As I begin to wake up, I answer e-mails and do a little research. Afternoons are where I do most of my hard writing and editing, but I’ve been known to work into the night as well. That’s fine though–I’m a night owl.
Are you scheduling things when they work best for you? Take advantage of the fact that you work from home and can manage your own time. Freelance writing is demanding, but if you pay attention to your inner clock, things will go a lot more smoothly.