Huh? I actually have to write everyday?
I know life gets in the way. I know that sometimes it’s hard to find the time in a busy schedule to write.
Newsflash: In order to write a novel, you have to stop with the excuses and actually do it.
Here are some tips I’ve found that help me when I don’t feel motivated to write.
** Set a time everyday to write. Find a time that’s best for you. I’m a morning person so I find my creative juices work best earlier in the day.
** Learn to say “no.” Don’t allow others to make you feel guilty. Oprah did a whole episode on this. You have to find time for yourself. If you don’t, no one else will.
** If you have little children, have a notebook or paper handy. Find those extra few minutes a day and write. Fifteen minutes here and there do add up. I’ve also had play dates with other moms so I could have an extra hour just to write.
** Limit surfing the web. This is a tough one. I admit I’ve had problems with this. I try to set limits on when I can go on the web.
** Have your own writing space. I have my own writing room. But if this isn’t an option, find a small space in your house to write.
** Cut back on TV time. Tivo is wonderful. Now I can tape my shows and watch them any time of the day.
In conclusion, a novel doesn’t write itself. Every few minutes do count. You just have to be creative in finding the time to do it.
Author of EARRINGS OF IXTUMEA