When are you going to find the time to write your book?

Posted April 27th @ 1:25 pm by Roger C. ParkerPrint

nonfiction-ink-ban-four5Tuesday’s writing tip for authors

If you think you don’t have time to write a book, check out a recent author interview in  Laura Cross’s Nonfiction Ink blog.

In her 5-Questions Interview with Allison Maslon, author of Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality, Laura asked Allison if she had any advice for entrepreneurs dreaming about writing a book to promote their career. Allison’s response was masterful:

You will really never find the time to go out in the woods and have two months alone to write a book, so just do it!

Such wonderful words! Acknowledging the reality (for most people) that they’ll never get two uninterrupted months to write a book forces them to commit to writing their book and do whatever it takes to write their book. The importance of commitment and “just doing it!’ is a constant refrain I hear from my author interviews.

When you commit to writing your book, attempting, as Allison did, to write a chapter a week, in short working sessions, progress soon replaces obstacles. Each page you complete, even if it’s only one page, reinforces your intention and brings your published book closer to reality.

Thanks to Laura Cross for asking the question, and thanks to Allison Maslon for answering it so positively! What do you think? Are you “sitting on the fence, waiting for the “perfect time to write a book to come along?” How long have you been waiting? What would it take for you to get started writing your book? Share your concerns and options, below, as comments.

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