Kids, day job, pets, errands, cooking, cleaning, socializing—I mean marketing on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and on, and on, and on.
Oh, wait a minute! I forgot
writing. How in the world am I ever going to find time to
write? Not to mention, editing and READING! You have to beta read in return for
all the wonderful people who read your rough drafts—God help my wonderful
The answer is you can’t find
time; you must make time. It’s as simple as that. If you’re a
writer, it is imperative that you make time to write. As with anything you do, you
must keep your mind sharp or your craft will diminish.
My college professor told me Hemmingway would read every word of his manuscript each day before he even attempted adding another word to his work in progress. Can you imagine? No, I can't either.
But I do know this; when a story is in my head, I need to get it out. The longer it sits there, the weaker it becomes. So, no matter what you
have going on, take the
time for yourself. Even if it’s only an hour a day. You deserve it! You may not
always be able to FIND time, but you MUST make time to write.
Well, somehow, I managed to find the time to write nine novels and two short stories in the last five years. If you're interested, please follow the links below to learn more about my stories, and hey, I'll even give you a FREE book just for stopping by.