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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 beta readers.

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.

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  1. So true. You'd be surprised how much time you actually have when you MAKE it.

  2. Hemmingway read each word of his WIP before adding to it?!?! Wow!! I do that too and I thought I was crazy!! You are absolutely right about writing every day though. It's a tough thing to balance, and I do try to find the time to do it all in one day though I'm not always successful!! Great post!

  3. Every day before writing another word in his MS supposedly. Then I read something yesterday that he rewrote one of his books—or at least part of it—thirty-nine times before deciding it was ready.

  4. Pretty much had me from the beginning. Would certainly like to read the rest of it. Well written, gripping.

  5. You are SO right, Carmen. I've learned my lesson now and will never let it happen again. :)

  6. You just encouraged me to dust off my....sort of manuscript thing. Its a story that's supposed to go somewhere....i think I need to go back to draft figure out where and make a point of working on it at least an hour a day as you say.

    1. Atta Girl! Go get 'er! Chomp down, and don't let go. Grrrrr.... :)

  7. Its so true that the longer a story stays just in your head, the weaker it comes! Great advice Thanks :)

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed, and hopefully, my little musing pushes you to MAKE time. Cheers! :)


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