Something I get asked over and over is “how can I find the time to write?” How do you find the time to do anything for yourself with the pressures of work and a family? With four children of my own, let me tell you, I can relate.
The key to finding time for your own dreams is something I learned with my very first book, I CAN Believe in Myself. You wouldn’t think that I wrote it during one of the busiest times of my life. I had a brand new baby, Lucas, who was just a couple months old. He was the newest member of our four children. Talk about busy!
I carved out time to write a children’s book because I had a really big WHY.
I had recently suffered a personal family tragedy and was determined to write a book that would help my children (and children around the world) believe in themselves. That WHY was a driving force that motivated me.
That is the key to making time to do the thing you never seem to have the time for. Discover why you want to write, and let that drive you to find a way to make it happen.
Many people are in isolation right now, and the situation is different for everyone.
Some people find they have a lot of time on their hands, and it is just a matter of motivation. Others are suddenly learning how to “home-school” their children, or even how to juggle their family at home and work at the same time.
I get it. It seems there is never a perfect time to start working on your dreams. My advice is to find a coach or community, someone who can help you stay focused on your why.
If your dream is writing a children's book, I’m running a Writing Webinar on May 20, 2020. I'm going to share some things I learned early on to help you avoid some mistakes I made in the beginning.
Join me and learn more about writing a solid children’s book. Click on the link to get the details and sign up for the free writing webinar.
This is a picture of me holding my first published book in my hand. I’m so glad I didn’t give up because that moment made it all worth it.
I didn’t know it then, but that book became a tool for empowering over 100,000 children and setting a Guinness World Record. (I am celebrating the 6 year anniversary this week! You can see a throwback picture on my Facebook or Instagram.)
If this is your dream, I know you can make it happen.
And, if there is anything I can do to help you, let me know. In fact, I'm offering that free webinar specifically to help new aspiring children's book authors. I had to learn a lot of things on my own when I first published. Now, it's time to turn around and help others.