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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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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.

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  1. Amen! Tristi is amazing and this advice can work for anyone--not just writers. When something is important enough to us, we make time for it.

  2. Oh, yes. I whole-heartedly agree! When I first wanted to start writing, a writer friend in the ward said something like if you couldn't find as much time to write as you spend in the bathroom each day, you don't really want it. BTW, I have found eliminating TV one of the biggest helps. (Not just for time to write. In many other aspects of life as well.)

  3. I want my five minutes here, fifteen there all to lump together! Maybe someone could invent an hourglass magnet thingy the will put all those loose moments together for us. Sigh.


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