Saturday, May 23, 2009

Make Time to Write

I don’t have time to write.

So goes the excuse uttered by nearly everyone on the planet. Not everyone wants to be a writer because they think that they need to spend hours sitting on their bottoms, looking at a blank sheet. They think that writing is going to take up an entire day that could better be devoted to other pursuits (such as cooking, taking care of children, running errands, and keeping up with the rest of everyday life).

If you do ask writers, however, if they have any time to write, chances are, they will tell you, “No.” There is no time to write, as there isn’t time to cook, raise a family, or keep house. But because you have priorities each day, you need to set aside time for all your tasks. You need to make time to write.

Change your mindset today: writing is not about spending the rest of your life locked away in your tower, attic, dungeon, or basement. You only need to set aside some time each day to type away, and to put your ideas together. You only need to have some time to improve your craft. If you truly love writing, then you will not wait for the rest of life to clear the path for you. You have to do the clearing away yourself.

Make time to write. It’s the only way that you can write in this storm of everyday life.

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