Why are you writing? You need to be clear on your purpose. Although we all would like to be well compensated, if you are writing just for the money or to be famous, you will never sustain a writing life. Writing is a passion and a process. Understanding why your write will help you direct the process. When you are in the middle of writing you need to be writing because you want to write. If you are writing to market yourself but do not value the process of writing, then maybe what you want to do is hire a ghostwriter.
So the question is…As a writer, are you committed to the process? Writing is a commitment. Many people want to write, but never seem to make it happen. How we spend the time in our life reflects what we value. If you don’t make time to write, then at this juncture in your life writing is not what you value, at least not right now.
I know writers who have full lives with children, families, full time jobs, community commitments and still find time to write an hour or two a day, by getting up at 4 or 5 in the morning. They value writing so have found a way to squeeze it into their lives. I am not suggesting that you need to write 2 hours a day. There are no judgments about how much your write or when your write. What is important is to notice where you put your time and focus.
If you really want a clear picture of what you are putting value on in your life, track all your activities for one week. You may be surprised where your time goes and you may just find some additional writing time.
Mary Jo Guglielmo is writer and intuitive life strategist. For more information check out www.donorth.biz or folllow her at: