My writing routine is off. I used to write early mornings which proved to be quite productive for me. But now I'm sleeping in and writing at random times and I feel all scattered. I do balance several things. That can't change. I always have a short story in the works, and that's been my primary focus. I don't want that to change. My essays sell more than my short stories so I usually have one or two in the works. And then the novel... We've all got a novel in the works, right? It's not that I'm trying to do more or too much. In fact, I feel like I'm doing less or getting less done. I need the routine, maybe. I didn't realize how much I was benefitting from the routine until I lost it. I'm not sure I can easily go back to waking up early to write. I've been having trouble sleeping which means having trouble waking up early. When I write at night I tend to make more mistakes. And writing at night can lead to writing all night. It's just not when I produce my best work. I'm finding myself following random sparks of inspiration and writing accordingly. This is not a practice I want to follow. I'm all over the place with this. If I can't get back to my mornings, what's the next best thing? Word count? X amount of hours? Slot different projects for different days? Have you ever fallen out of your writing routine? How did you get back in it? Or what did you do instead? I'm still working, but it feels like I'm working all the time and sort of not working at all. To get back to my morning writing would mean I have to fix my life. That's too hard to do right now. But writing is really part of my identity and something I take seriously. So, why am I f**cking this up? I think I really need the productivity that comes with some sort of structure. I guess I'm also interested in finding some sort of structure that's not just write everyday. Help.