147. In the zone
‘I’m going to write my book as soon as I have the time!’ But if you really want to be successful, you have to make time and space to write.
It’s easier said than done. What with working, dealing with children, partners who might not understand your ambitions – free time is a commodity that you’re not even sure exists any more.
No matter how busy you are, however, it’s essential that you devote time and energy to your writing every day. I’ve known people who always wanted to write, who carried an idea in their heads for years, but because they were so busy all the time it just never happened – their ideas faded, their ambition died and what could have been a wonderful book was never written. Don’t surrender your stories to ...