Kids, day job, pets, errands, cooking, cleaning, socializing—I mean marketing on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, 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 read... I think Stephen King said it best, so I'll just quote him here:
"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write."
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, especially during this busy holiday season, 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.
Until next time, happy reading and writing, friends!
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