Finding Time To Write

Sometimes, when I do leave the house, I meet people who express an interest in writing, usually followed with the caveat, ‘I just don’t have the time’.

That’s fair enough. Our lives are so busy these days, what with work, finding time for the family, slipping out to be with friends, watching the latest must-binge TV series, and of course, self-love.

Except, that’s baloney.

Put aside half an hour every day, and train yourself to write 500 words a day.

500 words.

That’s not that many words is it?

In six months time, you’ve written a novel.

Whether it’s any good or not is another matter. But you have found the time. And you are now in the habit of writing 500 words a day. And by the end of the year, you’ve written a second novel.

Then write a dialogue heavy screenplay.

In 40 days.

So, in just over a year, writing for half an hour a day, you have two novels, and a screenplay. In the time it takes to watch an episode of The Daily Show.

(I wrote this post as much for me as for you.)

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