March 2, 2010

finding the time

My first obstacle in writing continues to be finding the time and motivation to do it. I know I have it in me to write a lot. My job involves filling newsletters and other publications with words I've written.

But the question for me is: How do I make working on my book a habit?

Two years ago, I attended a workshop with Stephanie Bond, author of the "Body Movers" series. Her advice: be disciplined. Make time to write and do it. Learn to write for 15-30 minutes at a time if you have other commitments. Jot notes about your book when they come to mind, even if you're working your regular j-o-b, o are out with your friends. It will keep your book fresh on your mind.

So basically, I guess I just have to make time. Easier said than done, but I've still got to do it if I want to make this happen. It will be a challenge. I was traveling for work all of last week and will be again next week, plus I'm visiting local clients this week and the week after next. However, I feel like I'm using that as a crutch. So... I need to get over it.

Sorry for short post. I'm trying to at least get a few posts a week and I figured a short post with some valuable advice from an industry expert was better than nothing!

On a side note, the next book I will review is a two-fer. On my way to Albany, N.Y., last week, I read "Night Tales: Nightshade & Night Smoke" by Nora Roberts. It's a two-in-one republished version of two books she wrote back in the 90s, but it was new to me.

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