How to Make Time for Writing, Even When You Feel Like You Don’t Have Time

Raise your hand if any of the below is true for you: You have a day job. You have children or other dependents. You have responsibilities. You have to sleep. At least sometimes. Maybe. You’re burning to write your story and you just can’t find the time. I’ve had this conversation multiple times with writer friends, and it’s always the same: I wish I had more time. I’m not writing enough. My word count is too low. I’ll never get this book finished. The hardest part of writing isn’t the writing itself, it’s learning how to make time for it even…

How to Manage Distractions When You’re Writing

This week, one of my writing group colleagues, Tiffany, challenged us to blog about our strategies for coping with distraction when we’re trying to write: “What distracts you the most when you are trying to write (internet, life, people trying to talk to you, etc) and how do you work around it?” Let me set the scene for you. You’ve brewed yourself a fresh cup of coffee or tea, the early morning sun is shining brightly, you sit down at your desk with the delightful anticipation of sinking into your story … and realize twenty minutes later that you have…