Not Enough Hours In The Writer's Day
by Sheryl Lister
by Sheryl Lister
Am I the only one? Some days, I feel there aren’t enough hours for me to accomplish my goals…especially as it pertains to my writing. Between my day job, shuttling my daughter to her various band activities and spending time with my husband, the day is over before I know it. That three-hour chunk of writing time I’d planned goes down the drain. Since beginning this writing journey, I’m learning to get my writing time in when I can. Are there days when I can write for three or four hours, or longer? Definitely. But on those crazy busy days when I can’t, my laptop follows me. Thirty minutes while waiting to pick up my daughter…in the kitchen when I’m cooking… At the end of the day, I’m pleasantly surprised to find that I’ve written 500-1000 words, sometimes more.
So, a little tidbit I’d like to pass along: Set realistic goals and understand you may not have the luxury to write for hours at a time, or be able to write the same number of words each day. The goal is to write every day. Don’t be discouraged. Keep writing and soon you’ll type those two blessed words, “The End.”
Meet the Author
Sheryl Lister has enjoyed reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She writes contemporary and inspirational romance and romantic suspense. Her first novel, Just To Be With You, earned her a 2015 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Debut Author of the Year. When she's not reading, writing or playing chauffeur, Sheryl can be found on a date with her husband or in the kitchen creating appetizers and bite-sized desserts. Sheryl resides in California and is a wife, mother of three and pediatric occupational therapist.