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How to Find Time to Write Your Book

Finding time to do all the things you need to do each day can be tough, and adding in writing a book can really take up your time. What I think helps is flexibility. What works at one time may change – for instance if you have young children, you might write during their naptimes. If you have a full-time job, you might write early in the morning or late at night.
You also need to find what works best for you, and this might mean you try working at various times. Do you have uninterrupted time on the weekends? Are you a night owl? If you try varying the times you write, you might find you work best at a different time than you thought.

Another thing you might try is getting up earlier than you usually get up to write, or stay up later at night to write. I choose to work early in the morning, because I never know what each day will bring, but one of my best friends always writes late at night once she’s finished everything else she needs to do. You might be able to make time during the day to write, for instance take a shorter lunch break and use the extra time to work.

Is there something you can take off your list of things to do and use that saved time to write? For instance are your kids old enough to do their own laundry, which would free up the time you’d normally have to do it for them? Could you find a lawn service to take care of your yard to give yourself a couple hours on the weekends to write?

Let me know if you have any tips, here or at I’d love to hear from you!