I have spent a good ten years of my life in the working world searching for what kind of work would thrill me, entice me, inspire me, make me not look at the clock and wonder when the day would be over and make me say I love my work. When I finally found this holy grail of a job I also became pregnant with my first child. I love to write. I thrive when I write. It's like breathing. It feels natural as if I was born to do it. When I am writing I can loose myself and the time completely.
Now that I have found what I love to do, I feel I simply don't have the time. I finished my first book while pregnant and in the early months of child number one. Then I never had the time to try and get it published. One day an idea for a second book hit me and I could not turn away. I am half way through book number two, but I also have child number two.
I try to write a little here and there, but it is simply not enough. I need time, the most precious of commodities. When I do take the time away from my kids I feel guilt and accomplishment. This book could be the one that finally garners THE CALL. How can I give that up and where oh where can I find the time to complete it? Sometimes I wonder if I'm lacking motivatin. Perhaps if I had more motivation I would stay up until midnight every night and live on five hours of sleep. I have tried this, but I am no party to be around without my eight hours of sleep!
My question is this: how do each of you find the time to write in your busy lives?
Friday, July 18, 2008
Friday, July 18 Finding the time
Julie Johnstone is a best-selling author of Regency Romance. She’s been a voracious reader of books since she was a young girl. Her mother would tell you that as a child Julie had a rich fantasy life made up of many different make believe friends. As an adult, Julie is one of the lucky few who can say she is living the dream by working with her passion of creating worlds from her imagination. When Julie is not writing she is chasing her two precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising. Julie loves to hear from her readers. You can send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her at www.juliejohnstoneauthor.com, or on Facebook at juliejohnstoneauthor or at twitter @juliejohnstone.