Thursday Trenches – Making Time

Time is finite, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. It’s just a matter of how you use it. Gandalf said it best:

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

Granted, most of us aren’t bearing the One Ring across the wilderness to Mordor. Though it may feel that way at times. So if you want to write, make the time to write. Don’t wait for the muse to strike. The muse is fickle at best. If you get yourself in the habit of writing when you can, having your muse along for the ride is just an added bonus. Don’t wait for your schedule to free up. Your schedule will never free up. There will always be something that you can do that isn’t writing.

Going back to last week’s post, if you write 300 words a day, you will have a novel by the end of the year. But maybe you have to find the time to write those 300 words at “weird” times. I was using my morning/afternoon work commute and lunch time to do my writing. I carried a notebook with me everywhere. If you have a smartphone or tablet, type a paragraph or two in an email and send it to yourself. There is always a way to find time to write, if you want to make it a priority.

-Keep Writing.