I could feel guilty about deserting my family when I feel the need to write. Or I can celebrate my awesomeness as a mother who cares enough about them to teach them the life skills they will need when I eventually kick them out of my house
I’ve been known to make a sign that says “NO,” which I tape directly onto the TV screen.
John August, http://johnaugust.com/2003/finding-time-to-write
Don’t apologize for finding time to write. Your friends may not understand why you’re not able to join them for that card game. Your mother might be pissed that you won’t talk to her during your writing time. Too bad. Writing is work. And that means you treat it like work. Even if you’re serious about writing, your friends and family may never take it seriously.
Jackie Kessler, http://www.deadlinedames.com/making-time/
if you’re a writer, make time. You’ll never “find” It.
How to carve out 36 minutes of writing time tonight: An ‘hour long’ TV show is actually 42 minutes of content. The rest is commercials. Why not record your favourite shows or download them from iTunes/Netflix? Even if you still watch two shows in an evening, you could carve out 36 minutes for writing just by watching them commercial-free —- and still get to bed at the same time!
Remember: You aren’t a writer because you’re published. You’re a writer because you make time to write (and because you write your heart out).
If you are struggling to justify the importance of your writing, if you are listening to negative value judgments about being a good enough writer or worrying about why you’re not doing something more productive like making widgets, then you aren’t going to be able to make the time [to write].