Three of my students will polish and finalize screenplays in my private class this fall and I am very proud of their hard and focused work. Congratulations to Barbara, Jeff and Vito for succeeding by working hard and smart!
I myself want to start a novel and am sitting here with my schedule, looking at how to create the time. I am confronted not by what I have to do for work: writing, business stuff, coaching, teaching, speaking at conferences and giving seminars, but the other stuff I feel I have to do: yoga, painting and oh yes – spending time with friends. I have solved the problem by rolling out of bed and writing first before anything else.
Patricia Highsmith would come home after work, bathe, nap and then write. John Grisham would go in early and write before work. Both of these fiction writers had their work made into films. Hmmmm…
When do you find time to write? Have you tried to write at a different time? What do you have to sacrifice to write?