June 29, 2012

Blog Tour: Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley -- Guest Post!

Finding Time to Write
Victoria Hanley

You know what you are—a lurking writer, someone who loves books with a mad fiery passion, someone who holds vocabulary as dear as chocolate, someone who dreams up stories while doing laundry or dishes or cleaning the toilet. You take notes on the people around you, pondering character traits, studying motivation, considering farfetched hopes and wild dreams.

Yes, that’s right, you want to be an author.

“But I don’t have time,” you sigh regretfully, looking at your ridiculously long to-do list and mentally itemizing your obligations and responsibilities.

I sympathize. Believe me, I do. Been there. I spent years putting off writing. I was a mom, a wife, a person with a job! Yes, I wanted to write, but anyone could see I didn’t have the time. That book would just have to wait.

I didn’t commit to finishing my first novel until divorce turned me into a single parent with less time than ever.

I made time. Started getting up really early to write even though it messed with my biorhythms. Kept going until I finally finished.

That’s why I’m published and you’re not.

Writing takes commitment. Think of it as laundry or dishes or cleaning the toilet if you must, but get it on your list and treat it like it’s too important to put off.

Because it is.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Love this post! I found myself in Ms. Hanley's words of "holds vocabulary as dear as chocolate" and after reading her words, I want to get started on my own book as soon as possible! Thank you Ms. Hanley for your inspiration pep talk!


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