If you want to be a writer, one of the crucial things you need to do is find the time to write. This seems to be so mind blowingly simple that the German can not believe I would even type that sentence out – let alone lead my post off with it. Yet, writers as a group seem to be defined by their inability to do their job. Post upon post helping you to combat writers block (and it is most often just procrastination) are all over the Internet. And although it is true that some procrastination is normal and is found in every job, a key aspect to the writer’s procrastination is that for many of us writing is not a job. It is a hobby. It is a dream. It is a wish. But an actual job that requires set hours – well that just seems to be the antithesis of what writing to us is.
And for many writers that thought process marks the difference between being a professional writer and being a hobbyist. So if you are trying to figure out why you do not have any time to write you need to ask yourself what do you have time to do. Watch tv? Facebook? Cook elaborate meals? Drop everything for friends and family who feel you are available because you are not in the office? Step one in becoming a writer who lives off of their writing is not to find time to write. It is to make time. And to protect that time like a lioness.
Ask Ms. Rowling about finding time to write….