Wednesday, January 5, 2011
What Do You Think About...Wednesday With Tristi Pinkston
Today's guest on "What Do You Think About...Wednesday" is author and editor Tristi Pinkston. Tristi Pinkston is the author of five published novels: "Nothing to Regret," "Strength to Endure," "Season of Sacrifice," "Agent in Old Lace" and "Secret Sisters."
When she's not writing, editing, or homeschooling her children, she enjoys reading, watching good movies, and taking really long naps.
"What do you think about finding/making the time to write?"
I have always believed that time is not found - it's made. Our lives are so busy that if we don't grab time by the horns and wrestle it to the ground, we never will be able to accomplish those "additional" goals we set for ourselves. Between laundry and carpool and paying bills and making dinner and going to work, every single second is taken up.
But when you know what you want, you find the energy to push a few things to the side and wedge in your writing time. Even if it's just ten minutes a day, you can squeeze it in there. The more you do that, the more you'll discover a spare five minutes here and another fifteen there that you didn't realize you had. It's a matter of staying focused on your goal, keeping your eyes on the prize, and having the courage to say "no" to the nonessential to make room for the things you most want in your life.
Thanks so much Tristi! I know I needed to read your advice and I am sure that others will feel the same way.
Posted by Sheila Staley at 7:23 AM