Life gets busy. There’s no way to avoid it. Your daily routine, if you have one, can get disrupted at the worst times and there’s not much we can do to prevent it. Life happens. I do my best to stick to my routine but events come up, incidents occur, and sometimes you just need a break. I get it.
I am, however, a believer in that if something is important enough to you, you’ll make time for it. Even though many make the argument they “don’t have the time,” it’s not an excuse in my book. If it’s something unimportant then I understand, but if it’s something you claim is important to you, you’ll find yourself making time for it. If you want to be a writer, you need to read and write. You’ll make time for both if they’re important to you.
I used to tell myself that I didn’t have time to read. My life was busy and I couldn’t possibly find the time in my day to sit down to read a book. I also believed I’d somehow find the time to write novels. There’s gonna be no right time for either unless you make time. Stephen King had a daughter right out of college and was working full time when he wrote his debut novel Carrie. He didn’t find time to write, he had to make time to write. Life will always be busy and you won’t magically come to a point where you’ll get nothing but free time to write. It doesn’t happen. If writing is important to you, you’ll make time. That also means you’ll make time to read because every writer needs to read voraciously to improve.