How to motivate yourself to write

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No one said that writing a book was easy. Life is busy enough, without finding the time to write a novel.

Day to day stuff fills our time:- work takes up at least 7 hours a day often plus an hour or so at either side for a commute. Add into that 7 or 8 hours asleep and the rest of our day to day life has to be squeezed in. Housework, children, eating, spending time with a partner and day to day admin chores all eat into those short spare few hours we have.

Finding time to write a book is hard at the best of times, but it is even harder if we don’t have the support of our families who often resent the hours spent alone, tapping away at a computer keyboard. For a fledgling novelist there can seem no point to keep writing when all that is happening is that our ‘hobby’ causes problems at home.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a book published and make an income from it. Then it would feel as if there is justification in writing. However, to reach the stage of having a completed book that readers buy, enjoy and recommend to others first the book has to be written.

A writer has to be selfish and make the time to write. Every day. Even if they just squeeze ten minutes into a tight schedule every day, that is a bit more of the book written. A step closer to becoming a published novelist.

If no one around you supports what you are doing and encourages you to keep writing, stop telling them about it. Let your book be your secret and work on it when you can.

If you feel that you need support and someone to motivate you, the team at Lavender and White would love to help. Just think how amazing you will feel once your book is published and you are selling copies. Be your own support mechanism. Tell yourself how brilliant you are for keeping going with the book:- give yourself a pat on the back every time you make time to write.

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So many people talk about wanting to write and yet never do. You are writing, working toward your dream. Isn’t that worth a pat on the back?

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