You’re married. You’ve got kids. You work a full-time job. How on earth can you write a book now too with your full schedule?
Most folks say get up early, and this works well for some.
Those who are night owls and want to stay up late and sleep in late.
Both options don’t really work well with having a 9-5 job, do they?
You end up being a sleep-deprived zombie, right?
So what’s a writer to do? Early mornings don’t work. Late nights don’t work.
Abandon all of your dreams?
Of course not.
Here’s the secret I used for about two years, and it led to two successful books that sold thousands of copies—try writing on your lunch hour. (Or write on the weekends instead of watching football.)
So simple it’s stupid right? There’s a little more to it than that.
Here’s a breakdown of my approach:
Step 1: Jot down a few ideas right before bed.
Your brain will keep working on those while you snooze. The next morning glance at what you wrote while having breakfast. When you sit down to write later at lunch, your subconscious has been cranking away on what you want to write about. You will often be able to accomplish more in one hour or 45 minutes of focused writing than you will in hours and hours of unfocused writing.
Step 2: Absolutely kill it during your lunch hour.
It’s writing time, so don’t waste your time on Facebook, Twitter and the billion other distractions out there. Focus on your ideal reader and chat with them. This isn’t rocket science. Embrace the long tail. If your ideal reader is married men who love 24 and Breaking Bad and are in their 30’s you are likely not going to resonate with single women in their 20’s who hate Breaking Bad. That’s fine. Just talk to your peeps for an hour and write JUST FOR THEM. Trying to please everyone is a great way to fail every single time.
Sure, following this plan may mean you are not the most social person at your day job. If going to lunch with co-workers is that important to you, schedule in one day a week to eat lunch with co-workers. Just keep in mind that momentum is very important and stopping your routine midweek will likely throw you off track.
Step 3: Work on the weekend.
When you’re married, you absolutely, positively must have your spouse on board with you. This could mean working at a coffee shop on Saturday morning from breakfast until lunch or maybe going out to the library when the kids go down for naps and coming home for dinner.
But here’s the real secret to writing a book: have a plan and combine it with accountability.
A paid mastermind or coach is best so you have some skin in the game. Free is nice, but you have no real commitment at all to something that is free. This small investment into your writing career will help you grow like nothing else.
To help you with this, I recently launched the ULTIMATE course called Write Publish Share which takes you from the fuzzy idea stage to the completed manuscript.
Are you ready to finish that book you’ve started? Want to actually bring in some income from writing? Are you dying inside to share your story with the world? If so, this course is for YOU.
Best of all, this course is designed to fit into YOUR schedule. Write Publish Share is the ultimate excuse remover. I kept the price very affordable so ALL writers can write a book now.
And one more thing…
I wrote an entire book that comes with the Write Publish Share course. Here’s a preview of the cover. It’s 120 pages long and filled with practical info, screenshots, and encouragement to take you through every single step of the process.
There is no one on the planet who wants to help you share your story more than I do. Email me and let’s chat about your book. I would love to give you some awesome practical advice you can implement today.
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What kind of book do you want to write? If you’ve already started your book, what is it about?