It’s easy to claim that you don’t have time to write. In fact, it’s probably true. There are never enough hours in the day, and often your creative project gets placed on a back burner.
In his recent guest post on Lia Mack’s blog, TWA’s own Harrison Demchick discusses the importance of making the time to write. To frame his discussion, Harrison shares a friend’s personal triumph at the writer’s club meeting where she completed the first draft of her novel and why setting aside the time for the club helped her accomplish this.
In his article, “Why You Can’t Make the Draft Without Making the Time,” Harrison stresses the importance of regularly making time to work on your writing projects. He explains that it doesn’t matter where or how you make the time, you can never finish a draft or make progress if you never sit down and work.
Reaching a milestone in a project, such as the end of the first draft, is a joyful occasion—it may not be the end of your journey but it often reaffirms the value of the effort you inject. Harrison’s post definitely reminded me of that feeling.
How do you make the time to write? Feel free to leave a comment on Harrison’s blog post or below!
Lastly, a big thank you to friend and TWA client Lia Mack, author of Waiting for Paint to Dry, for inviting Harrison to write a guest post for her blog.
Harrison Demchick came up in the world of small press publishing, working along the way on more than two dozen published novels and memoirs, several of which have been optioned for film. He is an award-winning, twice-optioned screenwriter, and the author of literary horror novel The Listeners. He’s part of The Writer’s Ally team as a developmental editor of fiction and memoir, for which he’s currently accepting new clients.