When I became a published author in the fall of 2010 I opted to keep my personal identity separate from my professional persona. Anne K. Albert is my a.k.a. (literally). It's a composite of my daughter's middle name, my middle initial, and my husband's middle name.
The problem (if one can seriously call it that) is hubby and I are housesitters. We take care of property and pets while homeowners are away from home on vacation or business. Assignments vary in length from a few days to several months. It's a wonderful way to meet people, explore new places at a leisurely pace, satisfy my nomadic tendencies, AND become hopelessly attached to some fun, fabulous, furry, four-legged friends!
When speaking to their human counterparts, the topic of writing naturally creeps into the conversation. It's no surprise a high percentage have a desire to write a book, but most question how they'll ever find the time.
These 4 tips will make the dream become a reality.
(1) Make it a priority: Make 'someday' today.
(2) Find a dedicated space: Claim a corner of the attic, basement, closet or garage as your own.
(3) Set a stop watch: Set aside 30 minutes per day.
(4) Give up something: Don't watch that TV re-run. You've seen it.
Writing 30 minutes a day for an entire year equals 182.5 hours. That is more than a week of writing 24 hours per day nonstop!
These tips are just that--suggestions on how to find the time to write, but we're not all alike. What works for you? What do you do to make your dreams a reality? Please share them in a comment below, and happy writing!
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