Making Time To Write A Book
Let’s get right to it. What’s your excuse for not writing a book? As a writing coach and time management diva I have heard them all but the one reason for not writing your book yet seems to be, ‘I don’t have time.”
I’m hear to tell you that if writing a book is a priority, you will be able to find time for it. If writing a book is merely something that you “fancy” yourself doing, but aren’t committed to, then frankly, it will not happen. It’s a simple fact — if something is a priority it will get done.
So, let’s look at some ways in which you could carve out time to write your own book and have it as your business card:
- Get up earlier
- Go to bed later (for me, this is not ever an option. By 5 pm I am creatively spent… this means you need to know when you work best and focus on that time)
- Cut back on television watching. (I admit that I watch quite a bit of television at night when I am not focused on a writing project. When I bemoan the fact that I have “no time” I look at the four hours I watch television a night and realize that not having time just isn’t true — it’s an excuse)
- Get an accountability partner. If you have someone to hold you accountable to writing a specific number of words or chapters a day/week, you just might get more done.
- Take a writing class that requires participation. Look for a class that has an accountability portion of having to share what you’re working on and the progress you’re making.
- Work with a writing coach. A writing coach can help you not only get your book done, but can work with you when you know you have a book inside you, but aren’t certain what to write about.
What’s stopping you from starting, or getting your book done? Let me know. I can help!