May 26, 2006, Newsletter Issue #63: 9 to 5

Tip of the Week

If youŽre like most people, you need a job during the day in order to live. How to make time for writing? If youŽre serious about pursuing writing, youŽll need to make adjustments elsewhere in your life so that your best hours arenŽt used up commuting and sleeping through staff meetings. Look for work that offers flexible hours, days off, and generous personal time. Try to finagle a day or two a week working from home, so you can set your own hours. Get up early. Make your weekends sacred for writing time. Get a cheaper apartment or a roommate to share the rent and decrease your work-week hours. Whatever you decide, write during the same time of day and for the same period of time each session. You will train your creativity to flow then, and in time youŽll start getting a lot done. You donŽt need to carve out 40 extra hours a week. Flannery OŽConnor wrote everyday from 9 a.m.-12p.m. and published plenty. You will too!

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