Finding Time to Write

This seemed like a fitting piece to do for today. I hear people ask authors all the time, "How to find the time to write?" Seriously, it's, like, the second most asked thing at conferences. I have an ugly, terrible truth to tell you. Are you ready for it? There is never time.

Seriously. Never.

Extra time is like extra money. You can tell yourself it will be there, but until you make it happen, it's just rain through a sieve. You can always find something else to fill your day with. The internet is deep and full of traps.

So, listen. There is no time. Maybe you're the type of person who can make a schedule and stick diligently to it. But I've never met a writer that could. Here's what I do instead. I make notes. Lots of notes. Evernote, Google Drive, and Dropbox are great for cross-platform sharing. I also do a lot of blogging from my phone. Like, a lot. If your phone has internet capabilities, this is a great way to spend your time in a check out line. Not really. It's not a barrel of laughs or anything, but it's the best I can do. And it sure beats checking Facebook.

That's the secret. There is no secret. There is only what you make time for.

Man, this seems like a short post, but that's the thing. You just fit in what you can when you can. That's all there is to it.