I'm often asked how I find the time to write with my day job as a lawyer, the demands of family life, plus promoting my books on the weekends. I generally respond that if you love writing, you'll find the time.
But there's really a lot more to it than that. It often means sacrifice, as in going without sleep, going without seeing friends and family and missing your favorite TV shows or the latest movie. It also requires planning. I plan my writing time as I do anything else of importance in my life and I urge you to do the same. It's as simple as writing "write all day on Saturday" or "write from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m." on my calendar.
I recently read an article about another writer's writing process on WritersDigest.com. The article entitled How to Write a Book When You're Really, Really Busy was written by Ashley Ream, who recently released her first book. The link is below. Check out her process. It might just work for you.
And if you're gearing up to start your book and write along with me, remember that July 1 2012, is our start date. So get ready to write!
How to Write a Book When You're Really, Really Busy