Why you’ll never find the ‘perfect’ time to write

And what you can do to carve out a couple of hours each day to write—even if the situation isn’t ideal.

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One day, you’re going to start posting regularly on your blog.

One day, you’re going to finish that e-book you started.

One day…

Trust me, I know how you feel. For years, I wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t actually write. I had lots of ideas and dreams, but they never made it out of my head and onto the page.

Why? Because I was waiting for the perfect time.

I thought that I’d suddenly, magically, find myself inspired. Great chunks of free time would materialize from nowhere, without any effort on my part.

Guess what? It never happened.

If you’re struggling to find the time (and energy) to sit down and write, then take heart. You’re not alone. “Finding time to write” is the most common issue that I’m asked about when I’m coaching writers.

Here’s why there’ll never be a perfect time:

1. Writing is a high-resistance activity.

I’ve been writing for a living for three years—I’ve completed a novel in that time, too—and I still find myself reluctant to get going when I sit down to write.

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