Finding Time to Write
Finding time to write can be challenge. Every week, somebody writes to me about having a great concept for a novel, but they haven’t been able to write anything because they can’t find time. It’s true, we’re so busy in our lives with kids and jobs that it’s hard to find that time to put our thoughts on paper. I totally sympathize with those of you who are struggling to find that time.
We all want to publish, but the problem is we don’t have a book yet, because we can’t find the time to write. So today, I want to talk about this frustration some writers face, how you can find the time to write, and why it’s so important.
Having a measure of accountability helps with finding time for writing.
One of the aspects of the Writing Gym that is magical is you have that accountability. We have a personal trainer who is gentle, but also pushes you to be successful when you need it. This helps you feel challenged without being overly challenged.
Another thing I’ve found with the writers I work with is understanding audience.
We talk a lot about audience when we talk about writing, because we want to be really clear on who our audience is. Knowing this fact will impact the tone we use in our writing.
Audience helps us by moving us along and giving us time.
In the Writing Gym, we share writing with each other. If you know somebody is waiting to read your writing, you’re much more inspired to write. When we have that audience piece in place, it inspires us to get the writing done.
In addition, knowing what strategies make you excited to come back to your writing help you find time to write.
We need to find a way to sit down in that chair again with inspiration so we don’t procrastinate. If we’re going to be honest with ourselves, procrastination gets in the way of finding time to write. We may have work or other things to do, but if you’re like me, cleaning the kitchen counter can seem really important when there’s a chapter to be finished.
So, having that inspiration is really important.
In the Writing Gym, we provide real key strategies to help you come back to your writing seat with that inspiration.
Knowing these tricks and strategies to get yourself into a place of inspiration is really important.
If this sounds like you, I would love to talk with you more about what your situation is, how you’re working through your writing right now, what your potential struggles are in finding time, and some of the things we do in the Writing Gym to get people published.
I’d love to hop on a call with you so we can talk about making time for writing, and discuss how you can become a published author. I meet with agents and best-selling authors every week to get the top tips in the industry.
Sign up for a time, and let’s talk about your writing.