I try to write about 25 minutes per day. Some days I can make it - just. Other days I miss completely. A few days I tear out of control. I need to hone this 25 minute blocks of writing for a few more weeks to see how it goes.
Another thing I am doing to maintain energy, is attending a few more writing workshops and events.
Moreton Bay Region is lucky in that the Council does actively support writers, the writing community and the general arts community through the several programs. The Write Around Moreton is a program specifically designed for writers and is a series of workshops on different aspects of writing. Most workshops are free, run for one - 2 hours and are scattered throughout the region and at different times an days. For me, that means I cannot always get to them. Missed a good workshop by Anna Campbell, a Regency romance Author.
I am also starting to attend a few workshops hosted by Qld Writers Centre (QWC). Some of their longer ones I think are on the expensive side and require a time commitment I am not able to give this year. Maybe next year.
Maintaining energy does not mean burning yourself out be it financial or in time. But the time/life/work/writing balance is getting hard to manage. I may find myself cutting things back soon.