For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. II Corinthians 6:2
Have you been waiting for the perfect time to write? Time when you’ll have hours to devote to your writing craft? Time when you’ll be able to downsize your job and focus on your writing? Time when all distractions will be eliminated?
People also tend to wait for the perfect time to accept Christ, a time when their lives will be completely in order. But the apostle Paul reminds us that no one should put off accepting Christ because they’re waiting for the perfect time. The perfect time to accept Christ is today.
The same principle holds true for you as an aspiring writer. If you’re waiting for the perfect time to write, it will never happen. Instead, you have to take advantage of those opportunities to write as you go about your daily business. Times waiting to see your Doctor; times waiting in the car for your children to get out of school; times during your lunch hour, and times when everyone has gone to bed. As you take advantage of the opportunities of time that arise during your daily activities, you will find the perfect time to write is wherever you discover it to be.
Sharing the journey,
Writer’s prayer: Father, thank you for the reminder that the best time to write is whenever I want it to be. Amen.
Writer-to-Writer: For more tips on finding time to write, try one of the following strategies shared in an article by Sue Grafton: How to find time to write when you don’t have time to write:
1. Stay up an hour later each night.
2. Get up an hour earlier.
3. Try writing en route if you travel by bus or train.
4. Write during your lunch hour.
5. Commit one week night each week to writing.
6. Find free time tucked into weekends.
7. Skip a weekly TV show or rearrange your social calendar.
Like these strategies? Share your comments on my blog on which one you’ll try this week to find time to write. I look forward to hearing from you!