Are You Thinking of Writing… Session 4


WHEN Will You Have Time to Write and Publish?

Today’s session is a BIG one! It asks about the time you’ll spending crafting your book. It’s a fair question and, like the others, it needs to be answered BEFORE you begin to write.

Writing requires a commitment. Like other events in life, you’ll need to plan it. It won’t happen by osmosis.

You’ll have to look at your life and carve out the time to get your book written. Like most of us, I’m sure you’re busy.  However, we tend to make time for matters we deem important. And I can tell you from experience, writing is important.

Bear in mind that your first book will be your longest writing journey and it will have the most potholes. Your second and subsequent books will get much easier. You’ll know more of what to expect.

For best results, pick the time of day that you can marry these two features: 1) the time when you have the most energy and 2) the time when you have the least interruptions.

For me, my best time is in the early morning, between 5:30-7:30. I can also work late in the evening but I force myself to set a timer or I’ll work too long and get to bed late. A girl still needs her beauty rest.

What about you. Do you know when your energy peaks? Do you know when you can work with the least interruptions? You’ll have a place to record it all in today’s worksheet.

Before you start, I’d like you to keep these facts in mind:

  • You and the rest of the world have 24 hours each day!

  • You can schedule in time to write just like any other appointment

  • Make sure your subject works for you

  • Write now… edit later

Take time (pun intended) to give this session your undivided attention. It will pay off in the end.


Sandee L. Hemphill — Work Your Book 

P.S. You’re going to be surprised at the HOW feature of writing a book, but you’ll have to wait a few days.