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Finding Time to Write by Darlene Foster

Posted on: October 11, 2018

I am very happy to be a guest of Charles Yallowitz at Legends of Windemere where I share some tips on how to find time to write. Charles is a prolific writer himself. Check out his amazing fantasy series.

Legends of Windemere

Finding Time to Write

You have a great idea for a book. You’ve been thinking about it for a long time, probably years. But you’re too busy with a job, kids, aging parents, volunteer work and life in general. So you put off writing the book. But it is always there, nagging you, begging to be written. If only you had time to write!

Sound familiar?

For many, writing a book seems like an insurmountable task. So they never even start. That is where the problem is, they are thinking about writing an entire book.  Like any large, time-consuming project, to make it happen the task needs to be broken down into doable amounts.

A good way to do this is to set goals – long term, med term and short term goals. These goals should be realistic and time limited. And that will be different for everyone.

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24 Responses to "Finding Time to Write by Darlene Foster"

Good post, Darlene. This used to be a huge issue for me, so much that it stopped me from writing.

And for me as well as many others. That´s why I thought I should share it. Thanks, Jacqui!!

I loved your “A goal without a deadline is just a dream!”

Thanks. I’ve always liked that one and used it when teaching job seekers how to look for work. But it works in many aspects of life.

It’s inspired by Napolean Hill’s “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

some of the most practical tips I’ve ever read on finding time. No excuses. Appreciate you sharing these Darlene.

That’s me, practical prairie girl!! Glad you found the tips useful. Thanks!!

Great tips that are applicable to more than just writing….thanks for sharing!

Thanks, Kirt. These tips can be used when looking for extra time to do just about anything. So many times things don’t get started because the project seems too daunting.

Really good points, Darlene!

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to carve out some time to do something you really want to do. Thanks!

We all need to do it, Darlene. And yes, a little effort to make the time can go a long way. 🙂

We need to shut out social media and concentrate on writing!

That too. Or at least cut back. I consider some of my social media part of my writing activities.

Hi Darlene – I’m glad to find your blog via Esme’s link up. I’m in Ontario, Canada. Great tips on time management and achieving your writing goals. #seniorsalon

Nice to meet you, Natalie! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

If only you had time to write…..eek, this is me with my blog at the moment let alone a book. But as a child I always wanted to be a writer!! I am sharing the full post on my reg feature Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You on PainPalsBlog…..thanks for sharing on #SeniorSalon Darlene! Claire x

Thanks so much!! I’m glad you liked the post. Nice to see you here.

Great post Darlene xx Time to write! I have to make time 🙂

Hope some of the tips help! Thanks for stopping by.

I very much like your list of ways to find 2 hours in a day; it demonstrates that if you really want to write a book the time can be found. An inspiring and informative post, thank you.

That is great that you found the post to be useful, Lorna. It has worked for me.

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