If you are a freelance article writer then you know that there are a lot of different things that might distract you when you are trying to get your writing started. Being at home especially can be something that can be filled with distractions and it can be hard for you to be able to get your article writing done. No matter whether you are just beginning or you've been doing this for a while, it's always a good idea to create for yourself an article writing plan. This will help you stay organized and set goals for yourself that will make your job easier.
The first thing you should figure out is when you are going to write your articles. You need to decide what time every day that you are going to sit down and put all of your focus on your writing activities. This should be a set time and it should be the same time each and every day that you will be writing. This is like setting an appointment with yourself. If you have kids for example that are still at home then you could schedule some time to write during their nap time each day or schedule your writing for early mornings when everyone else is still asleep. Whatever time of day that gives you the least distractions will work.
Once you have figured out what time of day you will do your article writing you should then figure out just how many you are going to want to write and hand in each day. Do you want to write 5, 10, 15? This is totally up to you and how much time that you have available to be able to write the quantity that you are are focused on writing.
You also need to figure out if you are going to be a full time writer or a part time writer. Remember, if you are submitting your articles for payment then you need to treat your article writing as if it were a home business. So you need to try to figure out how many hours a week that you want to commit yourself to.
After all of this has been planned out it's important to decide upon what kind of topics that you want to write about. What niche or niches are you most interested in or what niches do you have the most knowledge about. If it's a niche that peaks your interest but you don't have a lot of knowledge about then you need to take into consideration that research will need to be done and that will have to be included in the time you are willing to commit to your writing. On the other hand you can also write about things that you know a lot about, for instance if you love to garden and do a lot of it, then you might want to choose a garden niche to focus on.