One of the biggest issues I hear writers bring up consistently is the matter of time. So many people say they just don't have the time to write. The bottom line is that if you want to be a serious writer, then you must make the time to write. We all have 24 hours in a day and we all have the power over how we are going to use those hours.
If all you can spare is 30 minutes a day, than commit to those 30 minutes and don't let anything get in your way. Think about it-a half hour a day, five days a week is two and half hours a week-which then equals 120 hours a year. That is definitely enough time to make a dent in your novel or write a dozen poems or a few stories or a picture book or two or a dozen articles...you get the idea.
- Make a daily/weekly goal for the number of hours you are going to write
- Schedule your writing times in your daytimer
- Stick to your commitment. If someone calls to try to schedule something during your writing time, nicely say to them, "That time won't work for me, I have a prior commitment." No further explanation is necessary.
- Reward yourself after one month of sticking to your plan