So I’m sitting on the couch, computer on my lap, and Suits episodes on TV. Now this is the life. I have to say that I miss days when I can just write. Do nothing but concentrate on my work.
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Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my new job! Adore it. Treasure it. Delight in it. I cant even tell you how blessed I am to have it!
However, with the schedule that I have right now it’s hard to do other things I love, such as write.
People often ask me, “How do you find time to write?” Here’s the truth: I have no idea. I know that sounds strange but it’s the truth. Sometimes I feel like I’m pulling time out of thin air because I need it. Writing is a need. If and when I miss my writing times I feel like I’m missing something. It may not be rational but it is who I am. It is what I need to do. Does anyone else feel like that?
I honestly believe that readers can tell if you’re writing in order to write or if you’re writing from the heart. The good books, the books that make a difference in your life are those written as if they’re ripped from the depth of the writer’s soul. Sure, there are those written because they are good at the storytelling aspect. They can make lots of money spinning words into stories. Then there are stories that get in your brain and stay there forever. There are examples of these types of books I can name. The most recent example of a series that stayed with me is The Hunger Games. I loved dystopian before it was a big deal. 1984 was probably one of my favorite books growing up.
All of this is to say that I want to be that kind of a writer. My writing is a part of me, however, I have to work at it. It doesn’t come easy. Just because something makes sense in my head doesn’t mean it will make sense on paper. This is why time is so important. I have to write and I have to make time to better my writing. It may be a constant battle to squeeze in a few words here and there, but it is a battle worth fighting.
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Now, I am off to get those words on paper. I can’t wait to share my recent project with you! All in due time. I leave you with this question:
What books have made a difference in your life?
2 thoughts on “Writing and Time….A Constant Battle!”
Sometimes, I think we do what we need to do regardless of the pressures in our lives. I look back and wonder how I accomplished all that I have. lol
Many books have made an impact on me in my life. I enjoyed the classic's I read in high school and college, and I enjoy all the YA books I read now. Some stand out more than others.
I completely agree that there's a different in reading scenes a writer forced out and scenes he/she really wanted to write. I don't notice it so much in published books, but when I do critiques I see that a lot. And I always pray no one notices when I do it. 😉