Making time

And just like that, Rivka makes me feel guilty for complaining about my lack of time!

Rivka and Ivory

A dear friend asked me an interesting question today and it didn’t strike me until almost an hour later that I had given her maybe the wrong answer. We talked about times and places and how I write, but the truth is that I don’t FIND time at all. I MAKE time. There’s a distinct difference. If you try and fit writing time into your current life as is, you’ll take years to write your book.

I think that’s why a lot of people with words in their souls never make it to the end of novels. Writing is about sacrifice. You really have to want to do it, to be committed to it and to ignore other things in your life in favour of it. It extends past the writing process too – you have to take constructive criticism on the chin and be prepared to slash so many…

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