HOW DO YOU FIND TIME TO WRITE?

This is a questions that is frequently asked.  I’m married, plus I work full time as an insurance agent so how do I find time to write?

Writing a full length novel is a monumental task, but when you love writing the way I do, it doesn’t become a task at all, it’s pure joy.  I only allow myself to write on the weekends, so it’s something I look forward to all week.   Sometimes my fingers actually itch, when the urge to create overcomes me.

Sunday nights after I go to bed, as I toss and turn trying to fall asleep, I start planning what I will write next weekend.   When Saturday morning gets here, I’m usually at my computer by 7:30 or 8:00.

The words just flow.  Sometimes, it’s exactly what I planned to write all week, but other times, my characters decide to take over and they take my story in directions I never even thought about going.  Either way, it’s a fun journey, a trip I never get tired of taking.

You can tell what’s important to a person by what they spend time doing.  You will always find time to do the things that make you happy.  I autographed a book for a friend last week with the words “I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.”   That’s so true.  If all of my readers enjoyed reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them, I’d be on the Best Seller List in a heartbeat.

Happy Reading!

Published by Elsie Varn Harrell

When Elsie decided to try her hand at writing a novel, Fire Light Fire Bright was born followed by Dreams Never Lie -which quickly became her publisher’s first Best-Selling Series. The Color of Thunder was published right between Dreams are Forever and Shattered Dreams. Elsie was born in Brooksville, Florida. Some of her fondest memories were swimming at Pine Island in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Weeki Wachee Springs is where she learned to swim. In the early 1980’s, Elsie and her three children, Katie, Lisa G. and Jes moved to Texas. Shortly after moving to North Central Texas, Elsie met her husband Ronnie on a blind date and after a whirlwind courtship, they married in April 1987. After 34 years, they're still going strong.

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