Perhaps you’ve always wanted to write a book? Maybe there’s a great storyline burning away deep inside; a thriller, a romance or crime. It may even be non-fiction. But there’s a problem; something is standing in your way – the full-time day-job, the one that pays your bills. You only have twenty-four hours each day, so with your job, family, friends, keeping-fit, and relaxing, you don’t have the time.
Or do you?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned Sherlock Holmes’s adventures while working as a physician.
Anthony Trollope worked at the post office, and Bram Stoker brought Dracula to life when he was working as the manager of London’s Lyceum Theatre.
Here at MYVLF.com, we talk to some of the world’s bestselling authors. Many write as a full-time occupation, but that’s not how they started. They were where you are now, with a great idea, stories to be told and no time to write. But they overcame the scarcity of available time; they wrote their novel.
We all have twenty-four hours a day, and you need to spend them on what’s most important to you.
Deborah Carr was working full-time when she wrote eleven novels under three separate names. Her top tips on finding that elusive additional time are:-
As a full-time journalist, magazine editor, and also published author and mum to two teenagers, author Gwyn GB says:-
Kelly Clayton is the author of several published books and works full-time in the finance industry. She shares her tips for squeezing the most out of her day:-
We all have twenty-four hours a day, so make the most of yours. Those bestselling authors are where they are today because they got on with it and didn’t give up, no matter how time-poor they were.
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