Finding the Time

Oooh boy. This one’s a biggie.

There are already so many legitimate demands on our time that Resistance hardly has to lift a finger to derail us. If we’ve got a writing goal though, we’ve got to find time in our day to write. How do we do that?

I wish there was a magic pill to fix this problem, but there isn’t. The solution is rather mundane (and that’s leverage for Resistance too!). We’ve got to devote a block of time in our day for writing – early morning, late night, lunch breaks – and when that time comes, we sit down and write.

It’s that easy, and that hard. It requires discipline. I’ll talk more about discipline tomorrow.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women