Make Writing a Priority

JC Hewitt quote

With a busy work life, family life, social life, etc., it can be easy to lose focus on your writing life. Because finding  time to write can be a struggle, you have to make  time to write instead.

“There are many excuses not to write. Try using writing as an excuse not to do other things.”

— J.C. Hewitt

Your schedule will never magically open up to make room for all the things you want to do with your life. You have to decide what you want to accomplish and take action to see that you reach your goals. If you want to be a writer, then you must write. It’s the only way.

Instead of neglecting your writing to make room for other activities, make a conscious effort to restructure your schedule in a way that highlights the importance of writing. After all, being a writer is a lifestyle choice, and you have to be willing to do some work to maintain the lifestyle you want.


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Because FINDING time to write can be a struggle, you have to MAKE time to write instead. Tweet This

“There are many excuses not to write. Try using writing as an excuse not to do other things.” Tweet This

If you want to be a writer, then you must write. It’s the only way. Tweet This

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How do you make time for writing?


There’s much to be said about the craft of writing. That’s why each week on the Abbott Press blog, we’ll take a look at what some of our favorite authors and thinkers have to say about this challenging, fulfilling and sometimes mystifying art. We hope these discussions will help you to further refine your own ideas about writing and to achieve new insights into your own creative process.
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