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Choosing Writing

Denis Collette…!!! / Art Photos / CC BY-NC-ND
Before my post, I wanted to announce a little surprise I had yesterday:

Amazon: ASCENDANT is now up on Amazon and available for Kindle purchase! The print book still comes out June 15th. (click the link)

Goodreads: If you have a Goodreads account, and are interested in reading ASCENDANT, here is the Goodreads page so you can add it to your shelf–Thanks!

Now, these (surprising) events are actually what made me think of today’s post. I have a wonderful friend on Facebook who was kind enough to mention my book and that the Kindle version was available, etc, etc, and in her post she commented on the fact that I work full time and have two kids and still found the time to write a book.

Actually I’ve found the time to write four now (but let’s not split hairs.)

This being my everyday life, I don’t really take much time to think about what it looks like from the outside, but I realize these milestones may cause some (usually non writers because I know tons of writers who are in the exact same boat as me) to wonder HOW does a person with a career, family, home, LIFE, find the time to pursue something idealistic like WRITING?

And the only answer I can give is–I choose writing (mostly–sometime I choose Netflix)

The choice looks like this:

It’s 4am: Get up and write vs Stay in bed
The tv is on: Sit down and write vs Watch 2 hours of tv
Facebook: Write vs Facebook
Twitter: Write vs Tweet
Pinterest, Blogs, Goodreads, Netflix, you get the idea.

Now please don’t think I NEVER choose those things, because obviously I do–hopefully after writing. But we, all of us, have more time than we think we do. We just have to pay attention to where those minutes hide and realize they may be scattered throughout our day instead of sitting like a lump in the middle of it. It is hard to find two solid hours together, but pretty easy to find a multitude of 20 minute intervals to accomplish whatever it is you want to get done.

What are you working on?  


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