Making Time to Write
Guest Post by Debbie Brown
At home, we eat organic and buy whole foods, so 98% of all preparation is from scratch. Far from being a time-savor. It is a choice. I homeschool, also by choice, and the group we belong too has activities every week. (We have apple picking, a visit to the botanical gardens (to see the pumpkins), the planetarium and bio-dome all lined up between now and the Holidays. I work part time on evenings and weekends. Even more time is taken out of my schedule to prepare lessons and then to wax and iron my uniform. Then there are everyday household chores and activities…all done before I can even think about sitting down to write.
Once I do make it in front of my computer, I realise how long it’s been since my last blog post, tweet or Facebook update. Sigh, not to mention the ton of emails waiting patiently for me in my inbox.
This weekend, we are out in the bush with our staff cadets, getting them ready for our unit’s upcoming expedition. I wonder and worry how my daughter will fare, but I have little choice. Though I have to admit that this might be the closest to getting a full night’s sleep I’ll have had in a long while…and I am really looking forward to that. (Oh! In case you are wondering what the heck I’m talking about…I am a Captain, second in command of an Army Cadet unit, and have been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for over 15 years.)
Needless to say, that once I do get back, I’ll need a day or so to recover. I’m not 20 anymore, but I’m sure my sleepless nights are to blame for the fatigue.
So, throw all these things into my schedule, and as you can see…my writing time is far from abundant. But wait! All is not lost, because my 5th novel is about to make an appearance in the world. I guess that means that somewhere along the line, through stolen moments, I was able to write. I can confirm that, YES, my hard head and deep desire to create would not let me give up, and it drove me to write. Sometimes it was no more than a sentence because of the nutty schedule I keep, but every little bit adds up. If you do read Snow Job, let me know what you think about it.
Sure, I’d love a PRIVATE office, you know with little or no distractions, an endless supply of hot cocoa (recipe found at the back of Snow Job), and designated (yet flexible) writing hours. As I write this, my 2-year-old is flipping out…sigh. I have to go put her to bed now…and wait until she falls asleep so I can crawl out in the dark of night and steal a few minutes to write.
Never give up. Don’t wait for the right time or the perfect conditions to allow yourself time to write…just write. Write what you can, write when you can. It’ll pay off in the end.
About the Book
RELEASE DATE: October 15th
AUTHOR: Debbie Brown
GENRE: Romance, Action, Adventure
PAGE COUNT: 260
IMPRINT: Sly Fox
SYNOPSIS: When NY divorce lawyer, Sarah Lindquist, stepped out of her office to clear her mind before her next client showed up, the last thing she expected was to come to in the middle of the Colorado Rockies, with two park rangers standing over her.
The ex-military rangers are convinced someone wants her out of the way, but how do they find out who, without putting her life at risk and letting that 'someone' know they've missed the target?
BOOK PAGE: http://ravenswoodpublishing.com/bookpages/snowjob.html
About the Author
AUTHOR LINKS: http://welcometomywritingworld.weebly.com/index.html, http://amethysteyesauthor.blogspot.ca/, https://twitter.com/amethysteyes01, https://www.facebook.com/Amethyst-Eyes-169207996492385/timeline/, http://bit.ly/1y8n8Mm
AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015W01YFW
AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015W01YFW
BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/snow-job-debbie-brown/1122713113?ean=2940151185974