When will I write?
So you want to write a book? Congratulations! Did you feel pressure immediately after committing to write a book. You’ve looked at your life and your schedule and wondered how will you fit in. Or perhaps, you felt the pressure when you told your family and your friends.
When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day, we are happier, more enlightened, alive, light-hearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves.-Brenda Ueland
Either way, let me take some pressure off you, right now. Only you can say when you can write. I don’t know anything about you, your life or your schedule…So, you must decide.
Here are five ‘whens’ that worked for me and some of my students over the years. Select any you can use.
- Take small blocks of regular time available to me while kids are napping, doctors appointment, kids sports practices
- Take a lunch hour at work several times a week; find an isolated room and write then. (I did this; my friends didn’t understand. Why would you write on your break time – resting time? After my books were out, they understood.)
- Get up an hour earlier and write before your family gets up. (Careful, pace yourself with this one. You don’t want to burn out. See if you can work it out to get in bed earlier too.)
- For two hours every evening, when you usually watch TV for the same length of time or more.
- On the commute (train/bus/subway)
With all that said, even though only you can decide when you write, it doesn’t exempt you from making the decision. You have to decide where and when you will write.
Are you ready to discover how I wrote and published twelve books and how you can too? You can find the full Dream To Book lesson along with other helpful resources in the First Chapter Challenge website at http://www.firstchapterchallenge.com