Discipline and Dedication
Working full-time, being a wife and mom, and still finding enough time to write a book can be a daunting and demanding task.
People have asked me, “How do you fit in the time to write?”
You have to make the time.
You can always scratch together time here or there. And believe me, it is not without sacrifice. You may have to drop fun activities or entertaining social events, and then you wonder, is it worth it? That’s when you need to ask yourself, how dedicated am I to my writing? Do I want it as a hobby or a career? My Path to Writing
My parents used to say to me, “From nothing, comes nothing.”
I allocate as much time as I possibly can to my writing every day.
“But is that enough time?” I’m asked.
First, I’m reminded of the old saying that, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” However, it is the every day part that is vital.
Never miss a day of writing!
You will be surprised how much you can accomplish if you dedicate time to something every day.
Example, if you write 2 hours each day that makes 14 hours a week, 56 hours a month, and a whopping 672 hours a year. Think of all the writing that can be accomplished in that many hours.
Finding that time takes organization, but mostly, it takes discipline. You have to be disciplined enough to push yourself to work every day. And sometimes it’s hard, very hard. Beautiful weather, great shows, even laziness, can all hinder you from writing. I have never fallen short of justifications of why I can’t write that day, and that is where my discipline and dedication come in. They are what keep me from giving in to my justifications.
Is it worth it in the end?
Despite all the sacrifices, sadly, there is never any guarantee of success. That is where my passion for the art helps me, because I know that no matter what the end may bring, the enjoyment from my writing was worth every one of those dedicated hours.