Neil Gaiman once said, “If you only write when you are inspired, you may be a fairly decent poet, but you will never be a novelist. … You learn by finishing things.”
That may be easy for him, but you and I are not Neil Gaiman.
We are husbands, wives, parents, and employees with little time to chase our dreams of writing. On top of that, the moment we begin to get clarity or momentum we have to rush off to a meeting, mow the lawn, or go to bed for an early morning.
My guess is that if we looked deep enough, we’d see the spare bits of time we lose every day, like loose dollars in our monthly budgets.
Even though we are busy, time is the currency we have. We must not make excuses. For no matter if we are the president of the United States, Stephen King, or a paper pusher in a cubicle, we all have one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week.