3 simple tips for writing around a busy schedule

Ed A. Murray

Forget about writing a novel—sometimes it’s difficult finding the time just to scratch out a blog post.

Years ago, when I first started taking this whole “writing” thing seriously, I read online that only five percent of novelists earn a living from their work—and that was before the self-publishing explosion. That’s right: at least 95 percent have a day job (whether we like to admit it or not). So if you’re having a difficult time finding a spare hour here and there to write, you’re not alone.

We live busy lives, and they only seem to be getting busier. So on top of everything else, where in the world can we also find time to do that thing we love?

The key to success writing, just like with anything else in life, is increasing efficiency. Here are a few easy, yet helpful tips for using your writing time wisely.

1. Don’t…

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Be Present

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It is the warmth of early morning sun,

Sometimes the golden glow of day off,

Mostly sun rising on way to work.

It’s the vibrancy of green grass,

parallel lines, upon the tall

water tower, shimmering.

The sky’s swatches of

dove-gray lavender

velvet with layer

of white cotton.

It is now.

It is real.

Never mind,

power lines

and distractions.

Pay attention:

Be present.

This is life.

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