I find it’s often hard to make that time each day to write, and above everything else, it is essential that a writer writes each and every day. Doesn’t have to be a lot, it just has to happen.
But it hasn’t been, so steps had to be taken.
I’ve taken to adjusting my day to make the time. I’m getting up a bit earlier each morning to sneak in a solid half hour of uninterrupted personal writing. It’s not a lot, but you can do quite a bit in half an hour, and those half hours quickly add up if they happen every day.
So what have I been doing with that half hour each morning? Lately, I’ve been working on a children’s book along with the novel. It’s a project to work on with my sister, who is an illustrator. “Write me a girl power book,” she told me, so I am. It’s about a girl who helps her little sister overcome fear with the help of a little bit of daddy magic.
Working title: The Magic Marble.