Old Fashioned Fountain Pen

John V Prath

Writer - Author


February 2020 - TIme to Write

Posted by authorjvp on February 22, 2020 at 2:10 PM

     Well, here I am again. Looking at some of the previous posts, I am very tempted to delete them, but decided to keep them as a reminder of all the time I've wasted over the last several decades.

     The same problems exist today that existed before, but until now, I have never made the sacrifice to give up "things" in order to make time to write. Even though I am at the earliest age of retirement, I still have a full time job and will most likely be working at least a few more years. So that eats up 40 hours a week. So what makes me think I can do this now? I have to give credit where credit is due. My wife Pam, has always tried to get me motivated. Then there's the podcasts I've been listening to fairly religiously. My two favorites are "The Creative Penn Podcast" by Joanna Penn, and the "Self Publishing Advice Podcast" by Orna Ross. HIghly doubtful, but if either of you ladies see this; thank you for the interesting shows, and motivation!

     I know I am not alone, and would love to hear from other writers struggling to squeeze out some time to write. How do you do it? For me, it's those couple of hours after work and before bed, along with a healthy chunk of Saturday. I can spend time writing something like this blog post, or be plopped in the 'comfy' chair in the living room. Today, I chose to do this, and will continue to develop the outline for one of my ideas.

     If you got here from my Twitter page, follow me if you don't already. I follow back all writers, authors, or anyone involved in self publishing. Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me how the publishing journey has gone (or is going) for you.

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