Hi everyone! As the holidays come speeding like meteors at us, I wanted to share with you my tips on time management. First, let me say I am very lucky to have several wonderful writing friends and we all work together on cross promotion and supporting and motivating each other, but there are many things we can do ourselves to make our dreams as writers come true.
1st - Don't let anyone tell you that your writing is not important, that it will never amount to anything. If you have a story to tell, don't ever let anyone discourage you from writing it down.
2nd - Make time EVERY DAY that is your writing time. We all have family and many of us work full time, but making time to write is not immposible. I don't particularly care for early mornings, but I know if I want to write, I must make that extra couple of hours in the morning. If you really want something, you will make sacrifices to get it - turn off the TV and write after the kids are in bed or get up extra early. But do it on a regular basis - make writing a habit.
3rd - Join a writers group - your local RWA chapter and attentd the meetings. Again I am very lucky to belong to such a talented RWA chapter, and we have some excellent workshops. These workshops will not only help you improve your craft, but you will meet other people with the same dreams as you, and it is great to have people around you who can inspire you to do what you love.
4th - Never give up. It's never too late to start writing - or to start again. Don't lose sight of your dream, and remember, you are writing for YOU - your passion and don't let life get in the way of your passion.
Just a quick sharing of our favorite holiday tradition. We love to adopt a couple of soldiers over the holidays and send them care packages. Even in peace times there are young men and women stationed all over the world looking out for our country, away from their families. We love to let them know them they are remembered.
Happy Holidays, everyone! May yours be safe and filled with happiness.
Until next month....