Write every day - that's one of the biggest and most frequent pieces of advice you will receive as a writer. But your life is too crazy and busy to do so - or so you say.
We all know the excuses for avoiding writing, but what about those of you who yearn to close yourself off and immerse into the fantasy world of your own creation? The feeling of joy as you pound away at the keyboard and see the fruits of your labor. I'm sure those of you who love to write go through this all the time.
I know I do.
But the fact is, life does go on, and we tend to lead busy lives. This is where you need to have a long discussion with yourself about what are your priorities - finding time to write, or allowing those around you to prevent you from doing what you love.
It really is as simple as that.
I know, right now your mind is reeling from what I just said, but the fact remains if you really want to be a writer, you will find the time, and quite possibly, the energy.
Maybe you feel as though I'm putting pressure on you, but really, you're doing it to yourself. Although it is true that I have a wonderful husband who understands my need to write and supports me 100%, but even if you don't have enough support from your family, you need to decide if it's worth laying it all on the line. Express your desire to write and ask for support.
I know it's easier said than done, and if your job or family is too demanding, well then, you'll have to sneak in the time as much as you can. It is your turn to be selfish with your time.
I'm willing to bet that your spouse loves you and wants you to be happy, and I'm willing to bet he/she have their own hobbies, or things they enjoy doing outside of work, or raising a family. Are you supportive of them to do the things they love to do? If your answer is yes, then the two of you need to come to an agreement.
If you don't have a spouse and are winging life on your own, then it really is up to you to make time for your writing. Every situation is different. I've even heard the excuse of "I'm too old to start a writing career". So not true. I can name several writers who started doing so after they retired.
Life's too short to let things get in the way of your love of writing. So tell me, leave me a comment about what your excuse is.
Have a nice weekend all - and to all you writers - write!