Historical Romantic Suspense Author
February 8, 2017
WRITING is hot & sizzling in the desert--
August 20, 2019
As a writer
April 25, 2018
BLOG #15 - VILLAINS ON A STORY BOARD
November 1, 2017
BLOG #14 - INCLUDING CHARACTER FLAWS
July 5, 2017
Developing the Heroine's Journey on a Story Board
May 10, 2017
Part 2: Romance Elements
April 25, 2017
CREATING A STORY BOARD-PLOT
April 18, 2017
April 14, 2017
- Finding the will power to write through all the crazy distractions-
March 28, 2017
Finding the time, energy and the will power to write.
March 21, 2017
The King's Blade
The King's Spy
March 14, 2017
I will be the first person to tell you, finding the time to write isn’t easy. There are lots of distractions. Your 90
year old mother (or Dad, Aunt/Uncle) needs to be driven to the grocery store/doctor/etc. You work 8/10/12 hours outside
your home and your tired (and rightly so) when you get home and you still have laundry, dinner, children, homework to
take care of. Or as I experienced three months ago, you are sitting at the bedside of your dying mother. The one brother
who lives in the area and has been a tremendous emotional support to you, has multiple sclerosis and because of his
condition he doesn’t drive after dark, you fear the physical demand and emotional trauma will be too much for him.
How then does one find the time?
You specifically have to carve out the time. To actually set aside time and do it. You need a dedicated work space.
For me, it’s the spare bedroom I’ve converted to my office. I am retired so I write/work every day. Usually I start by 8
a.m. (after I’ve straightened the house, put a load of laundry in, and did a partial prep for lunch). I stop at about 10:30 to
finish making lunch for my husband who usually comes home about 11:30. After cleaning up from lunch, I’m back in the
office, working with breaks in between until about 4:30. Depending upon what day it is and what is happening, I many
times work until 9:00 p.m. then I stop everything and sit down and relax by reading.
Next Week’s Blog topic will continue with finding the time, energy and the will power to write.